NJ woman with recent heroin overdose: ‘I almost died,’ and I want help
Just hours before I spoke with her, Tina came very close to taking her last breath.
Like so many New Jerseyans facing drug addiction, the 27-year-old from West Hampton overdosed on heroin. Her boyfriend found her Tuesday night and called 911. Minutes later, first responders arrived to give her a life-saving dose of Narcan — an antidote used to reverse the immediate effects of heroin following an overdose.
Tina called into the show to tell her story in an effort to seek help from members of City of Angels, an organization dedicated to helping those who are suffering with addiction. One of the members who was with us is a former addict himself.
Keith Kloos wanted to be in politics, but an unfortunate experience with heroin led in to a jail cell instead. Now, he uses his knowledge and experience to help current addicts in need.
This Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m., City of Angels will host a 5K Walk/ Run at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Walk co-chairs Bill Spadea and Detective Scott Kivet of the Robbinsville Police Department invite you to come on out. Please join our team Team KC's Karma — Live Loud, Play Loud in our effort and register for either the 5K Walk or 5K Run!