Rise Of Overdose Deaths In AmericaOn WCCO Sunday Morning, Esme Murphy spoke with Lexi Reed Holtum of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation about the rise of overdose deaths in America, as recently highlighted in the New York Times
String Of Heroin Overdoses Prompts Nonprofit's Emergency Training SessionsFive people in Hennepin County overdosed on heroin Thursday, according to a group battling overdoses and addictions. That prompted the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation to host emergency training Saturday.
Monday Marks International Overdose Awareness DayA vigil is planned on Monday evening to remember those who have died of overdose, and to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Lexi Reed Holtum’s fiance shared her story with WCCO Radio’s Roshini Rajkumar, the host of News and Views Sunday program.
Dayton To Sign Bill Aimed At Heroin Overdoses The Minnesota on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill to try to slow down a surge in state heroin deaths on Wednesday. The bill, called "Steve's Law," makes it easier to call 911 without penalty if there's a heroin overdose. And it distributes a heroin antidote for overdose emergencies.
‘Steve’s Law’ Seeks To Fight Heroin EpidemicA woman who lost her fiancé to a heroin overdose says Minnesota lawmakers can do something about a growing epidemic that will save lives. On Saturday night, the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation hosted an event at Tuttles in Hopkins to raise awareness about drug addiction. Rummler died three years ago after a heroin overdose. He battled a prescription drug addiction for years following a back injury.