Treatment Advocate Reacts To Rising ALSTAR EMS Narcan Administrations

JAMESTOWN – Local treatment advocate Rick Huber told WNYNewsNow Thursday that he isn’t surprised with rising statistics recently released by ALSTAR EMS.

 “Right now, we are seeing an influx of meth too, and it’s pure,” Huber said. “What people are doing is they’re taking enough heroin, so they don’t withdraw, and then they’re mixing it with meth to chase the high.”

“It’s so pure that it’ll blow your heart up.”
Huber mentioned this is also due to the rising prices in heroin. He also said he hopes the community will, one day, welcome a methadone clinic.
ALSTAR EMS says in 2017, there were 165 encounters with patients who needed to revived with Narcan, up from 121 the year prior. December, however, saw just six encounters, which is lower than the 8.5 monthly average last year