Nine California students in a suspected opioid overdose at party, hospitalized

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • Nine University of California students in Santa Barbara were rushed to a hospital after an apparent overdose of prescription opioids at a party they attended on Friday.
  • The police said when sheriff’s deputies and paramedics responded to an emergency call at around 10 p.m. Thursday night, they found one male student unconscious in the back seat of a car.
  • Other students at the party told police that the victim consumed alcohol with an undetermined amount of the Oxycontin, a semisynthetic opioid which is used as a pain reliever.

The sheriff’s department reported that deputies on the scene found another young man who had stopped breathing and displayed symptoms of a drug overdose. The student was revived with a nasal spray dose of naloxone before rushing him also to the local hospital, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Naloxone is a drug known to block the effects of opioids temporarily.

An additional seven students, who were reportedly have taken a blue pill, also exhibited signs of an overdose at the party venue. They were also taken to the hospital.

According to the sheriff’s department, eight of the hospitalized students have already been released from the hospital. The remaining student was expected to be discharged later on Friday. The university’s spokeswoman could not be reached immediately for comment.

In 2016, 19,410 people died from fentanyl overdose and other synthetic opioids, according to The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts say that it is very rare to see mass overdoses in one location.

Source: AOL

11 thoughts on “Nine California students in a suspected opioid overdose at party, hospitalized

  1. This sounds way worse than the campus shootings and should be more important than the shootings. Worse yet, it was their own CHOICE. Really shows their maturity.

  2. Students now days have it easy! What makes it hard is them selfs ! They are away gaming with theirs trying too prove something ! Your parents put tome raising your butt ! They do anything for you people! But yet you screw up! Stop putting your parents thought it! Grow up! You don’t need too too be macho! Or very stupid! Ty

  3. What opioids, how were they obtained, and how were they taken?, was alcohol involved? These kids don’t understand the dangers assocciated with these drugs .

    1. Wow Gary, did you even read what your replying to?

      “Other students at the party told police that the victim consumed alcohol with an undetermined amount of the Oxycontin, a semisynthetic opioid which is used as a pain reliever.”

    2. They kids don’t understand much of anything. Wait till they have to make their way in the real world where there are no safe spaces.

    1. No it couldn’t be or isn’t MY kids , cause we raised them right. We taught them to respect THEMSELVES, think for themselves & not be a “lemming ” & listen to anyone who tries to TELL or DIRECT them into some crappy bullshit being tossed around by others.

  4. This is heartbreaking. We were raising our granddaughters little daughter for nine years and then she got pg again!! Other grandparents have him. She is so addicted to drugs, she is now doing meth s well. We have done all we can do for her, as well as others. She just won’t stay on a program after detox. My heart is broken into and it is affecting my whole life as well. Addicts just don’t seem to realize family pain or don’t care. Their only strength can come from God and their own willpower.

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