David Gears used heroin and, while he still could, asked two acquaintances to take him to a hospital. They refused, fearing prosecution for getting high themselves, according to a police report. Continue Reading
St. Louis County Police Department’s Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force representatives will receive the 2012 “Outstanding Community Prevention Effort Award” in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. Continue Reading
One time and Megan Ramshaw was gone. Ramshaw, 18, died May 19 from a heroin overdose one week before she was to have graduated from Wentzville Holt High School. It was the only time she had used the drug, family members said. Continue Reading
When Christian Hospital opened its drug treatment center about eight years ago, it probably didn’t expect some of the addiction trends that have since taken shape among young people in the St. Louis area. Continue Reading
The new face of heroin addiction in St. Louis – more suburban, more middle class and much whiter – was brought into sharp focus Monday night by a town hall sponsored by the Nine Network of Public Media and the Saint Louis Regional Health Commission. Continue Reading
The Nine Network is working in partnership with organizations across our region to build a healthy community by addressing critical issues and connecting people with the resources and information they need.
Brown Sisters Foundation
Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation.