Event raises awareness for opioid addiction and overdose

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Event raises awareness for opioid addiction and overdose

‘All these kids are good kids when they start doing it’
Deb Gibson, who lost her son, Shane, to an accidental opioid overdose four years ago, speaks to a crowd gathered at Iris Park on Saturday morning during the second annual Overdose Prevention and Awareness walk.
A crowd listens to speakers during the second annual Overdose Prevention and Awareness walk on Saturday morning at Iris Park. Representatives from the Durango Police Department, Durango Fire Protection District and Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services were in attendance.
Bill Madison, a paramedic with the Durango Fire Protection District, explains how to use Narcan on someone who has overdosed during the second annual Overdose Prevention and Awareness walk. Narcan can be purchased from a pharmacist in many states.
Attendees toss roses into the Animas River in honor of those lost to addiction and overdose during the second annual Overdose Prevention and Awareness walk.

Event raises awareness for opioid addiction and overdose

Deb Gibson, who lost her son, Shane, to an accidental opioid overdose four years ago, speaks to a crowd gathered at Iris Park on Saturday morning during the second annual Overdose Prevention and Awareness walk.
A crowd listens to speakers during the second annual Overdose Prevention and Awareness walk on Saturday morning at Iris Park. Representatives from the Durango Police Department, Durango Fire Protection District and Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services were in attendance.
Bill Madison, a paramedic with the Durango Fire Protection District, explains how to use Narcan on someone who has overdosed during the second annual Overdose Prevention and Awareness walk. Narcan can be purchased from a pharmacist in many states.
Attendees toss roses into the Animas River in honor of those lost to addiction and overdose during the second annual Overdose Prevention and Awareness walk.
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