A Massachusetts woman rescued by the police from an overdose thanks the rescuers with baked goods and a touching letter
The Natick Police Department shared with the public a very sweet and touching event. A woman who survived a drug overdose and was rescued by police officers on time, brought a letter to the police station telling about changes in her life.
The letter, posted on Facebook, affected all police officers from this station, Lt. Cara Rossi told Boston.com.
“I overdosed for the last time in August,” she wrote in the letter. “It was a major wake up call. I went to detox the next day and haven’t used since. Due to you guys saving my live through CPR and Narcan I got my life back!”
Lieutenant Rossi also touched on the topic of the opioid epidemic in the United States and that their department is doing its best to counter the crisis and help victims of drug addiction.
“This just shows why and I’m hoping that it will change a lot of minds … that these people who need us are worth it,” Rossi said. “It’s all of our problem to try and help.”
According to official information, in recent years, a third of the US population suffers from constant pain, which, coupled with a low price for opioid painkillers and widespread prevalence, lead to numerous cases of overdose.
Starting in the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies conducted an extremely aggressive campaign to promote opioid drugs, claiming “low risk of opioid addiction”. As it turned out later, this statement was unfounded and, as we see now, even dangerous.