Topic: Drug Prevention
Denali Media Holdings’ CBS affiliate KTVA-TV Anchorage, AK aired “Preventable deaths: What you can do if someone is overdosing on drugs.” As the Anchorage Police Department (APD) tries to figure out what led up to the death of 45-year-old Darlene Kunayak, they encourage people to call 911 if they see someone in a possible overdose situation. APD believes Kunayak died of a heroin overdose on May 7. So far this year, local police have investigated 11 deaths involving heroin overdoses. In 2015, 36 people died from heroin statewide.
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