Narcan, Author Evilleavenger
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The Los Angeles school district will be distributing narcan (naloxone) at all levels, from kindergarten through high school . Staff training in the drug’s use is slated to start in October .
The rate of overdoses in Los Angeles county (believed related to fentanyl) has increased by 1700% since 2016 . At least seven teens overdosed this past month alone. Narcan temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose.
The administration of a narcotic antidote is yet another task unrelated to education we are assigning our teachers. However necessary such intervention may be, it does nothing to address the underlying problems.
Where is the parental supervision? How empty – or painful – are these children’s lives that they would seek escape in drugs? What values have adults imparted to them? What messages is society sending them?
For a great many of these children, regardless of their economic status, the practical reality is that parental supervision is absent. Families are fragmented . Parents may, themselves, use drugs or alcohol (or take a casual attitude toward such use) .
Having successfully eliminated God from the picture, our society places value on social standing, public acclaim, material gain, and little else.
Is it any wonder that our children are bereft of internal resources, hungry for connection, and vulnerable to peer pressure? No one has told them how precious they are in God’s sight.
No drug can substitute for that.
“Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you…” (Isa. 43: 4).
 NewsNation, “Los Angeles schools adding Narcan to stop fetanyl overdoses” by Joshua Eferighe and Nancy Loo, 9/23/22, https://www.newsnationnow.com/health/los-angeles-schools-adding-narcan-to-stop-fentanyl-overdoses/.
 WCPO News, https://www.wcpo.com/news/national/los-angeles-district-to-provide-narcan-to-all-its-schools-following-students-fatal-overdose.
 NBC News 4, “Fentayl-Related Deaths Increase by More than 1700% Over 5 Years in LA County” by Lolita Lopez and Philp Drechsler, 9/22/22, https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/fentanyl-related-deaths-increase-by-more-than-1700-over-5-years-in-la-county/2989831/.
 Marripedia, “State of the Family in America”, https://marripedia.org/state_of_the_family_in_america.
 National Library of Medicine, “Understanding the Diverse Needs of Children whose Parents Abuse Substances” by Jessica Solis et al, June 2012, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3676900/.
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13 responses to “Narcan”
Es gibt leider viel zu viele Kinder, die sich selbst überlassen bleiben und keine positiven Anregungn vom Elternhaus bekommen. Das ist selbst bei Kindern aus “gut gestellten” Familie leider so. Wenn die Kinder sich selbst überlassen sind und allein mit ihren Sorgen fertig werden müssen, ist es oft kein Wunder, dass sie nach “Hilfsmitteln” oder nach Gruppen suchen – auch wenn diese nicht für sie gut sind. Kinder brauchen ein Vorbild, das kann ein Pfarrer, ein Lehrer, am besten Mutter oder Vater sein, aber dieses fehlt viel zu oft. Es gibt diese Vorbilder, aber sie wirken mehr im Verborgenen. Hoffen wir, dass es mehr davon gibt.
Ich wünsche Dir alles Liebe, bleib gesund, liebe Anna,
Deine Freundin Marie
Sie haben so sehr recht, meine liebe Freundin. Ich sende dir meine Liebe, A. ❤ ❤ ❤
“No one has told them how precious they are in God’s sight. No drug can substitute for that.” So true. And nothing can change your life like nothing [knowing], and really believing, this.
Yes, the world is rapidly growing darker.
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Oh, how sad! We are doing the same thing here. In fact, you are seen as a bit irresponsible or unprepared if you don’t have narcan easily available just in case someone is overdosing. Addiction is a major epidemic and the denial that we are currently experiencing a man made disaster just boggles my brain.
“Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness…” (Rom. 1: 28 NIV).
It’s not really the ultimate answer, but if drug dealers were dealt with as severely and as swiftly as they ought to be, this epidemic of drug overdose deaths would be greatly diminished.
“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” Eccles 8:11
An excellent point, Allan. Those engaged in this demonic trade have no regard for human life.
You are such a powerful ambassador for those who cannot speak for themselves. Praise God for the work He is doing in you through it all!!! I love the informational clarity of your posts.
I hardly deserve such praise, Estera. But I am deeply moved you would feel that way. Your own writing reflects profound faith and a poet’s heart. I see that you are now producing podcasts. I hope they help you share the Word of God.
Now I am humbled Anna!
Thank you 🤍