The Northerner

Opioids: Health Innovation receives $200K to fight epidemic

NKU's Health Innovation Center.

Northerner Staff

November 27, 2018

Northern Kentucky’s opioid overdose rates were among some of the highest in the state last year.

Student research shows drug prevalence on campus

Abagaile Long, a student in the Master's program for social work, poses on campus with her project. Long's findings showed that nearly 82 percent of her sample group used an illicit drug in the past year.

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

April 12, 2016

A group of NKU social work majors surveyed random students and found that a significant percentage used some kind of substance, ranging from marijuana to heroin, within the past year.The group conducted a survey asking 298 NKU students if they used drugs in the past year. Of the 298 students surveyed,...

University police officers equipped with naloxone

Ashel Kruetzkamp, nurse manager of the emergency department at St. Elizabeth in Edgewood, shows Lt. John Gaffin the contents of a naloxone kit. NKU officers were equipped with naloxone on April 1.

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

April 1, 2016

Sixteen naloxone kits were delivered to the Northern Kentucky University Police Department on April 1, making them one of the first university police departments in the region to carry the life-saving drug. The kits were provided free of charge by St. Elizabeth. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, reverses t...

VIDEO: Aiding or Enabling?

The syringe access exchange program in Grant County provides patients with clean syringes and a sharps container. The program is open every Wednesday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

March 22, 2016

One Northern Kentucky county has launched a controversial new program in an attempt to reduce the region’s hepatitis C rates, which are 19 times the national average.After years of debate, the Northern Kentucky Health Department opened a syringe access exchange program in Grant County on March 16,...

NKU police to carry naloxone by end of summer

NKU police to carry naloxone by end of summer

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

February 24, 2016

  Northern Kentucky University Police Department will be one of the first university law enforcement agencies in the region to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug that reverses heroin overdose.Officers will be equipped with naloxone by the end of summer, which will enable them to preven...

An agent for change

An agent for change

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor

February 9, 2016

Student advocates for life-saving drug to reverse heroin overdose.

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
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