Media Coverage

‘We need to do something’: Cleveland ISD hands out free Naloxone during town hall meeting amid reported drug overdoses

“Just in a few weeks of school starting, we’ve had several students who have overdosed on what we think to be fentanyl but we’re waiting on the results to come back from the lab,” said Assistant Superintendent Rebecca Sanford, Ed.D. “We’ve had to use Narcan, the life-saving drug four times here in the district, two of those students we actually had to use it twice,” Sanford said.

Cleveland ISD holding town hall meeting to address rising drug use in district

CLEVELAND, Texas – Cleveland ISD is holding a town hall meeting Wednesday to discuss rising drug usage in the district. The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cleveland Civic Center. The town hall will be held alongside community leaders and will address drug usage and fentanyl in the district and community.

Governor’s Office Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks on state response efforts to combat drug overdoses and protect the lives of Texans at the 2022 Annual Montgomery County Overdose Awareness Day Event hosted by the Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor (M-COPE) in The Woodlands.

KHOU Documentary

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug threat in the U.S. Its victims are getting younger. Many don’t know they’re taking it. This is what their families want you to know.

KPRC Video

Hear how M-COPE and Dogs Matter join forces to prevent opioid overdoses by offering resources to those seeking treatment.

Texas Monthly Article

Fentanyl killed more than 5,000 Texans last year. The Legislature is taking the epidemic seriously, but first responders and policy experts are skeptical.

FOX 26 Article

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – A Houston area mother is marking the anniversary of her son’s death by trying to keep other parents from her same pain after her son died of an accidental drug overdose.

KPRC2 Article

HOUSTON – August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, a time for the world to come together to put an end to overdoses and pay tribute to the lives lost.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 136 people in the U.S. die from opioid overdoses each day.