VA woman fights heroin epidemic, one dose of Narcan at a time
Six people died from heroin overdoses in Fairfax County this week. Police believe five of the six may have been connected to a batch of heroin that appears to be laced with fentanyl and carfentanil, two dangerous synthetic opioids.On Friday night, one woman tried to save the next person from becoming a statistic. Her name is Ginny Atwood Lovitt, and for her, the opioid fight is personal.
"I do this in memory of my brother Christopher, we started the Chris Atwood Foundation after he died of a heroin overdose in 2013. And, actually I'm the one who came home and found him that day and I didn't have Naloxone so I know what it's like to always wonder what it would be like if you had it when you didn't, so we don't want anyone else to have to feel that," she said.
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