Narcan Hits Shelves at Major Retailers: A Lifesaving Solution to California’s Fentanyl Crisis

In a significant step towards combating the alarming rise of fentanyl-related fatalities, Narcan, a life-saving medication used to reverse opioid overdoses, is set to become more accessible than ever. Major retailers, including CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid, are now stocking their shelves with Narcan, providing a glimmer of hope amidst the devastating opioid crisis that continues to plague our communities.

The Urgent Need for Narcan in California

The urgency of this development cannot be overstated, particularly in California, where the illicit use of fentanyl has reached catastrophic proportions. Recent statistics reveal that a staggering 117

Californians succumb to illicit fentanyl poisonings every week. This harrowing reality underscores the critical importance of Narcan’s widespread availability, as it has the potential to save countless lives and serve as a crucial tool in the fight against this deadly epidemic. A Beacon of Hope

In response to this dire situation, our organization has emerged as a beacon of hope and a key player in the battle against opioid overdoses. Operating as a Naloxone Distribution

Center, we have taken significant strides to ensure that Narcan is easily accessible to those who need it most. Our organization’s mission revolves around providing immediate access to Narcan, with the ultimate goal of minimizing the tragic loss of life caused by fentanyl overdoses.

Convenient Access in Newport Beach

Our office is located in Newport Beach, CA. We offer a readily available resource for anyone seeking Narcan. Our office serves as a welcoming and nonjudgmental space

for individuals, families, and concerned citizens to obtain this life-saving medication. In a crisis where time is of the essence, we ensure that Narcan is just a visit away. Please call 888-931-6244 for more information. 

The arrival of Narcan at major retailers and the dedication of our organization mark a turning point in the fight against the opioid epidemic, particularly in California. With hundreds of lives lost weekly to illicit fentanyl use, the need for accessible Narcan has never been greater. It is a critical tool that belongs in every first aid kit, and its presence on store shelves signifies progress towards a safer, more informed, and compassionate society. As we continue this battle against opioid overdoses, let us remember that knowledge, empathy, and readily available resources like Narcan can be the difference between life and death, offering hope to countless individuals and their families.

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Free Fentanyl-Related Community Reference Aid Resources

The opioid crisis has taken a devastating toll on communities across the United States, and Southern California is no exception. To combat the rising threat of fentanyl-related overdoses, the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC), in partnership with the Overdose Response Strategy (ORS), has undertaken a comprehensive landscape analysis.

This analysis spans seven counties in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County.

The Goal? 

To identify and provide access to free services for those in need of fentanyl test strips, naloxone, and prevention/treatment services. 

The Need for Action

The opioid crisis has grown increasingly dire in recent years, with fentanyl emerging as a particularly lethal component of this epidemic. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, making it a significant contributor to opioid-related overdoses. To address this crisis, it is imperative to provide resources and support to those at risk and their communities.

The Landscape Analysis

The landscape analysis is a pioneering effort to map out the availability of free services related to fentanyl across Southern California. This initiative aims to bridge the gap between individuals in need and the essential resources required for their safety and recovery. The seven counties covered by the analysis represent a substantial portion of the region’s population, making this endeavor all the more significant.

Accessible Resources

Recognizing the diversity of the Southern California population, the JRIC and ORS have gone the extra mile by providing resources in both English and Spanish. This inclusivity ensures that language barriers do not hinder individuals from accessing life-saving assistance. Whether you speak English or Spanish, these resources are readily available to you, reaffirming the commitment to leaving no one behind in the battle against opioid addiction. By clicking on a specific county and version, users can access a one-page list of free fentanyl resources. 

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The opioid crisis is an ever-evolving challenge. These resources will be updated every six months. This commitment to ongoing improvement ensures that individuals and organizations can rely on accurate and up-to-date information when assisting those in need. 

Sharing the Lifeline

By identifying and sharing these resources, we empower individuals and organizations to take action, save lives, and build healthier communities. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against fentanyl poisonings.

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Joining Forces Against Fentanyl: Celebrities, Athletes, and Community Leaders Unite for a Vital Cause

The Craft Boxing Club, initially a sanctuary for fitness enthusiasts, has recently undergone a remarkable transformation. It has evolved into a significant focal point in the battle against the fentanyl crisis, an insidious synthetic opioid that surpasses heroin in potency by 50 times.

Spearheaded by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,, and supported by George Foreman III, the venue brought together a coalition of celebrities, athletes, and community leaders with a shared commitment to combating this lethal epidemic.

The Current Challenge

At the forefront of this event, George Foreman III, the owner of the Craft Boxing Club and the son of the legendary boxer, George Foreman, set the tone

for the gathering. He delivered a crucial message: “Fentanyl is everyone’s problem, affecting people of all

ages.” He seamlessly integrated essential education about the drug into his signature boxing class.

The Stealthy Nature of Fentanyl

Janice M. Celeste, President and CEO of, passionately conveyed the urgency of the situation. “These are not merely harmless pills;

they are lethal traps, often unknowingly passed among friends, at social gatherings, and even within our educational institutions,” she stated.

Shane Wood, the Director of Development at, added another critical layer to this

issue, explaining, “Alarmingly, over 75% of these deaths are purely accidental. Naloxone, an antidote for opioid overdoses, can be a lifesaver in these dire situations.”

A Rallying Cry

Erica Spiegelman, the Founder and COO of New Spirit Recovery and a key sponsor of the event, emphasized the significance of addressing the root causes of addiction. She highlighted California as ground zero for this crisis, with over 117 lives tragically lost each week due to fentanyl poisoning. Her support for the event underscored the dire need for community involvement and practical education.

NFL veterans Jarrod Bunch and Terry Robiski lent their influential voices to the cause, emphasizing the importance of collective action and community engagement in combating this crisis.

Senator Henry Stern and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin each graciously awarded Sarah and George Foreman III, Craft Boxing Club, a Certificate of Recognition, in appreciation of their dedication to addressing the fentanyl crisis. Janice also presented a plaque on behalf of as a token of gratitude for allowing such a powerful message to come across in such a powerful way. 

More Than Just a Boxing Class

While the attendees engaged in shadowboxing and physical exertion, the atmosphere in the room became increasingly weighty with every statistic and personal story shared. Erica Spiegelman aptly summed up the

event by saying, “We are not simply throwing punches in the air; we are fighting back against a crisis that is tearing our society apart.” The event

served as an educational platform, diligently informing attendees about the hazards of counterfeit pills, the critical importance of naloxone, and the life-saving initiatives spearheaded by

A Guiding Light

The “Fight Fentanyl” event stood as a testament to the power of community and collective effort. It shone as a beacon of hope, signaling that positive change is attainable when society unites against a common adversary. With influential figures like Foreman III,, and Spiegelman leading the charge, the message was crystal clear: the battle against fentanyl is a shared responsibility, and it is a battle that we can emerge victorious from.

The Golden Globe Giveaway, Arts & Crafts for Kids, and Gourmet Charcuterie

Notably, the event featured a Golden Globe Giveaway, an arts & crafts corner for kids, and a gourmet charcuterie board sponsored by supermodel and daughter of Janice, Sessilee Lopez-Holmes, adding a touch of flair to the proceedings and underscoring the collective effort to address the fentanyl crisis.

(left) Sessilee Lopez-Holmes: Vogue cover sensation, iconic muse of Steven Meisel, redefining fashion, captured in style!

Join the Cause: Contribute Today

Your assistance can make a tangible difference in this life-saving mission. To contribute to the fight against fentanyl, we kindly urge you to consider making a donation to Every dollar you contribute is a vital piece of the collective puzzle in our endeavor to save lives and work towards a future free from the grasp of fentanyl’s devastation. Together, we can win this fight against fentanyl.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Netflix Star Jason Cohen’s Naloxone Training Proves Lifesaving in West Hollywood Overdose Crisis

Jason Cohen utilized his recent naloxone can training to save a life during an overdose crisis, spotlighting the crucial role of community preparedness.

“Our aim is to equip individuals with the knowledge and resources to act swiftly in situations like these, saving lives one naloxone kit at a time”— Janice M. Celeste, CEO & President of

On the evening of Sunday, October 22, a harrowing cry for help led Netflix star Jason Cohen to a life-altering intervention in West Hollywood. Known for his role in the series ‘Dated and Related,’ Cohen found himself amidst a real-life crisis when alerted to an ongoing opioid overdose. Drawing upon the naloxone training he received at a recent Fight Fentanyl event by the FentanylSolution.Org team, Cohen acted swiftly, administering naloxone and effectively saving a life before the arrival of emergency personnel.

Just two weeks prior, on October 7, Cohen attended the FentanylSolution.Org event at Craft Boxing Club, aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid. The event, in collaboration with boxing legend George Foreman III and sponsored by New Spirit Recovery, educated attendees on the use of Naloxone, an opioid antagonist used to counter the effects of opioid overdose. Cohen was among the attendees who received a pouch of naloxone and a fentanyl test kit, tools that proved to be lifesaving in the critical moments that unfolded on that Sunday evening.

Upon the arrival of paramedics, Cohen’s timely intervention was credited with saving a life, highlighting the potential life-saving impact of community awareness and preparedness surrounding opioid overdoses and the use of naloxone.

Janice M. Celeste, President of FentanylSolution.Org, reflects on the organization’s mission in light of this incident. “Our aim is to equip individuals with the knowledge and resources to act swiftly in situations like these. Jason’s story is a vivid illustration of our mission in action, saving lives one naloxone an kit at a time. Moreover, it’s vital that individuals are aware of the necessity to test substances for fentanyl to prevent such life-threatening situations. With resources like WiseBatch, where people can obtain fentanyl test strips, we can take a proactive stance in battling this crisis,” Celeste noted.

Shane Wood, Director of Development at FentanylSolution.Org, underscores the gravity of the situation through data. “The fentanyl crisis is escalating. Recent statistics indicate that 6 out of 10 counterfeit pills are laced with fentanyl. The importance of naloxone training cannot be overstated. It’s about empowering individuals with the knowledge to act promptly during opioid emergencies, which, as seen in Jason’s case, can mean the difference between life and death,” Shane said.

This incident not only sheds light on the escalating opioid crisis but also emphasizes the crucial role of organizations like FentanylSolution.Org in fostering community preparedness and education on opioid overdose interventions. Jason Cohen’s actions serve as an inspiring example of how knowledge and the right resources can go a long way in making a tangible difference in the battle against the opioid epidemic.

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Naloxone Training with Mayor Farrah Khan

In the ongoing battle against the surging opioid crisis, initiatives aimed at educating and empowering communities have proven to be instrumental. Recently, our Development Director, Shane Wood, provided Naloxone training and discussed the crucial role of Fentanyl Test Strips with Mayor Farrah Khan and her staff in Irvine.

Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, stands as a life-saving medication capable of rapidly reversing the effects of opioid overdose. Wood’s delivery of Naloxone training served as an educational platform designed to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge and tools to administer this critical medication effectively. The emphasis was on fostering a community of immediate responders who can potentially avert tragic outcomes

by intervening in emergency situations. The training carried a significant message concerning the dire need to address the increasing incidents of opioid-related overdoses within the city of Irvine. Equally pivotal in the fight against opioid-related deaths are Fentanyl

Test Strips. These strips act as a preventive measure, allowing individuals to test substances for the presence of fentanyl, an extremely potent and dangerous opioid responsible for a substantial number of overdose fatalities. Wood accentuated the significance of these strips as a harm reduction tool, stressing their ability to provide crucial information about the substances being consumed and potentially preventing fatal overdoses.

Furthermore, our existing Fentanyl Test Strips are sourced from WiseBatch, a local manufacturer specializing in these strips. Each packaged test strip is equipped with a QR code on its rear side, enabling individuals to anonymously report any positive results. This reporting mechanism serves to assist in identifying the locations with the highest prevalence of illicit fentanyl. The training carried a significant message

concerning the dire need to address the increasing incidents of opioid-related overdoses within the city of Irvine. The dialogue between Shane Wood and Mayor Farrah Khan marked a pivotal stride toward proactive and preventive measures

against opioid overdoses in Irvine. This collaboration underscores a shared commitment to saving lives, increasing awareness, and implementing practical solutions to combat the opioid crisis. It stands as a testament to the power of community engagement and the collective aim of creating safer, informed, and better-prepared societies.

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Multimedia Successes of 2023

President Janice Celeste Addresses Escalating Fentanyl Crisis on Fox 5 News

In a Fox 5 News interview, anchors Maria Arcega-Dunn and Andrew Luria discussed the escalating fentanyl crisis in San Diego County. Fentanyl-related deaths tripled from 143 to 779 between 2019 and 2021. We aim to combat this crisis through education and policy changes. Janice highlights the urgency, citing 100 daily deaths in California alone which has increased to 117. 

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Celeste emphasized the dangers of illicit fentanyl, produced by cartels, leading to unintended overdoses. Proposing a ballot initiative for longer prison sentences, we aim to hold drug dealers accountable. The interview underscores the need for public awareness and vigilance in obtaining medications safely.

NBC 4 News Conference with Conan Nolan: Janice Celeste Calls for Stricter Penalties in California

In an NBC 4 News Conference, Janice Celeste, discussed the fentanyl crisis with Conan Nolan. Celeste, emphasized our organization’s role in providing education, advocacy, and policy changes for fentanyl-affected individuals. Addressing legislative concerns, she argued for stiffer penalties for drug dealers due to the alarming rise in fentanyl-related deaths, refuting comparisons to the War on Drugs.

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Celeste expressed dissatisfaction with a failed bill and urged a multifaceted approach, including penalties and harm reduction. She disagreed with the state’s focus on harm reduction alone and shared plans to initiate a ballot measure in 2024, seeking public support for stricter penalties and emphasizing the need for funding.

Lolita Lopez of NBC 4 Takes On Fentanyl Crisis

NBC 4’s Lolita Lopez reported on frustrated advocates and parents addressing California’s fentanyl crisis independently, criticizing the perceived inaction at the state capitol. Matt Capelouto, who lost his daughter to fentanyl, passionately advocates for stronger laws against fentanyl distribution. State Senate Bill 44 (Alexander’s Law) aimed at stricter penalties for fentanyl-related crimes recently failed in a state senate committee.

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Janice M. Celeste went over their plans regarding the ballot initiative which includes conducting a phone poll with 800 California voters. They sought opinions on fentanyl legislation, from education to harsher penalties. The organization hopes to gather 650,000 signatures for a ballot initiative during the upcoming presidential election.

Fentanyl Crisis Escalates on OAN TV

The interview on One America News discussed a disturbing case in San Francisco where a convicted sex offender, Joseph Adam Moore, advertises free drugs near a Catholic school. He distributes free fentanyl for new users outside a school. Janice M. Celeste expressed outrage, citing the need for police action and highlighting the fentanyl crisis affecting children. The conversation also touched on the importance of awareness and involvement to combat the issue.

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NewsMax Exclusive with Janice Celeste and Jenny Taer Unveils Alarming Trends and Urgent Calls for Border Security

Janice M. Celeste, and Jenny Taer, a US investigative reporter from the Daily Caller, discussed the fentanyl crisis on NewsMax. Fentanyl is the leading killer of 18-45 year-olds in the US, surpassing COVID, accidents, suicide, and cancer. Janice emphasized the cartel’s use of Americans to smuggle drugs and the need for better border security, technology, and detection methods.

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Only 10% of drugs are intercepted, with many entering through the mail. Jenny noted that despite increased fentanyl seizures, deaths persist nationwide. Janice warned of the introduction of xylazine, a dangerous drug mixed with fentanyl, posing a greater threat.

Experts Tackle Fentanyl Crisis: Decriminalization, Vending Machines, and Overdose Menace

Janice M. Celeste and internist of Custom Care Medical Dr Frank Contessa joined forces on NewsMax and shared their expertise on the fentanyl crisis. Celeste noted victims often unknowingly ingest fentanyl, mistaking it for prescription drugs. Cartels prioritize profit over quality, leading to inconsistent fentanyl levels in pills. Dr. Contessa emphasized fentanyl’s potency, making traditional drug decriminalization laws inadequate.

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Concerns arose over Oregon’s drug decriminalization law, with fentanyl’s unique dangers highlighted. Janice supported Narcan vending machines to combat overdoses, and Dr. Contessa added the need for awareness, especially among children. Accountability for exposing children to fentanyl is crucial.

Wrapping up the Year

Throughout 2023,, led by Janice M. Celeste, addressed the fentanyl crisis in impactful TV appearances. In a Fox 5 News interview, Celeste urgently highlighted the crisis, citing California’s daily death toll of 117 and proposed a ballot initiative for longer prison sentences, filed in Sacramento on September 4th, 2023. At an NBC 4 News Conference with Conan Nolan, she advocated for stiffer penalties and a multifaceted approach. NBC 4’s Lolita Lopez reported on frustrated advocates, emphasizing Celeste’s plan for a ballot initiative. On One America News, Celeste expressed outrage over a San Francisco case, emphasizing the crisis’s impact on children. NewsMax discussions covered the crisis’s severity, cartel involvement, border security, and the danger of mixed drugs. Celeste consistently stressed the need for awareness, accountability, and innovative solutions in combating fentanyl’s devastating effects.

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Successful Articles of 2023

Fentanyl Crisis Alert: Sheds Light on the Alarming Impact of Fentanyl on Senior Citizens

This articles highlights how we, a national 501(c)(3) organization, focuses on the escalating impact of illicit fentanyl on senior citizens. The potent synthetic opioid, 50 times stronger than heroin, poses a severe risk, leading to a surge in addiction among seniors. Studies reveal over 800,000 older individuals affected in 2020 alone.

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Advocacy Group Launches $2.2 Million Poll-to-Prop Initiative to Combat Fentanyl Epidemic in California

This article dives into how has launched a $2.2 million Poll-to-Prop initiative to gather public opinion on enforcing stricter penalties for fentanyl-selling drug dealers responsible for customer deaths. The initiative, culminating in a statewide ballot during the next presidential election, is aimed at influencing legislation.

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Partnering with McNally Temple Associates for an initial poll, we seek accountability for legislators opposing penalties. Janice M. Celeste, our President & CEO, stresses the initiative’s significance in holding drug dealers accountable. The substantial investment underscores’s commitment to safer communities, with efforts to ensure Californians’ voices shape the proposed legislation.

An end run for fentanyl

This article goes over how, in Newport Beach is working on a ballot initiative for stricter fentanyl penalties amidst California’s fight against the crisis. With bipartisan lawmakers struggling to pass legislation targeting fentanyl dealers, the group plans to spend $2-3 million to qualify the measure for the 2024 statewide vote.

The initiative mirrors Sen. Tom Umberg’s SB 44, or Alexandra’s Law, requiring notification of potential homicide charges for fentanyl-related offenses. Despite previous setbacks, lawmakers hope the voter-driven approach may garner support.

Proposed Ballot Initiative for Stricter Penalties for Fentanyl Drug Dealers

This article goes over a new movement in California aims to impose stricter penalties on fentanyl dealers, initiated by us. The Newport Beach-based group, formed this year to combat the fentanyl crisis, plans a “Poll-to-Prop initiative.” With an initial $2.2 million funding, they intend to conduct a public opinion poll to shape a proposition for harsher penalties against fentanyl dealers.

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Amidst numerous planned 2024 ballot initiatives, including fast food regulation and pandemic funding tax, Fentanyl Solution seeks to address the worsening fentanyl crisis. They emphasize accountability for dealers and believe the Poll-to-Prop initiative is crucial in raising awareness and garnering support for stricter penalties. Polling for this measure is set to commence soon.

Preventing Fentanyl Deaths in Orange County: How One Organization is Making a Difference

In this article we talk about the fentanyl crisis in the United States has led to a surge in drug overdose deaths, with the synthetic opioid being 100 times more potent than morphine. According to the CDC, synthetic opioid-related deaths increased by 55% from 2019 to 2020, totaling 64,070 deaths in 2020. Orange County, California, witnessed a staggering 1,564% rise in fentanyl-related deaths from 2014 to 2021.

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To combat the crisis, local law enforcement and healthcare professionals in Orange County have formed alliances to disrupt the illicit fentanyl supply, support addiction treatment, and raise public awareness. We launched in 2023, advocates for legislative changes, conducts Naloxone Spray Training, and collaborates with communities to create a safer future, emphasizing the human cost of the crisis.

Newport Beach Group Collecting Signatures for Stricter California Fentanyl Laws

This article enters how California faces a fentanyl crisis with soaring overdose deaths despite recent drug decriminalization laws. In Orange County, fentanyl-related deaths have surged by over 1,000% in the last five years., an advocacy group, led by former state Sen. Patricia Bates, is launching a $2.2 million “poll-to-prop” initiative to raise awareness and push for stricter penalties on drug dealers.

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With support from political consulting firm McNally Temple Associates, the group aims to draft a 2024 statewide ballot initiative. Victims’ families, like board member Amy Neville, emphasize the urgent need for action against drug dealers, highlighting the ease of drug sales on social media platforms.

The Fentanyl Crisis in California: A Comprehensive Look at the Epidemic and Community Efforts to Combat It

This article goes over the stats and facts of the opioid epidemic, particularly driven by fentanyl-related deaths, has reached critical levels in California, witnessing a 121% increase in opioid-related deaths between 2019 and 2021. Fentanyl, 50 times more potent than heroin, poses a severe threat as counterfeit pills flood the market, making detection challenging.

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In the period from September 2021 to September 2022, 5,942 individuals succumbed to fentanyl overdoses, surpassing car accident deaths. Governor Newsom’s administration allocated over $1 billion to combat the crisis, with a focus on prevention and treatment., a Southern California non-profit, engages in education and advocacy, supported by the community and upcoming events like the “Fight Fentanyl” initiative.

Combatting the Fentanyl Surge:’s Bold Initiative in California

In this article we are highlighted in LA Weekly for its dedicated response to the surging fentanyl crisis, with a staggering 121% increase in related deaths from 2019 to 2021. The organization, a beacon of hope in a state grappling with devastating statistics, focuses on education, awareness, and advocacy.

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In the year spanning September 2021 to September 2022, fentanyl claimed 5,942 lives, comprising 86% of all opioid-related deaths in California. Our comprehensive approach involves educational webinars, community drug disposal events, and support assemblies. Their “Fight Fentanyl” event on October 7th aims to combat the crisis, emphasizing empowerment and awareness.

New Spirit Recovery Champions Fentanyl Awareness Through ‘Fight Fentanyl’, a Partnership with

In this article, Beverly Hills-based New Spirit Recovery is gaining recognition for its holistic approach to addiction treatment, featured in Beverly Weekly. The center, led by COO and co-founder Erica Spiegelman, advocates treating individuals comprehensively rather than merely addressing addiction symptoms. Spiegelman, a licensed counselor and best-selling author, developed The Rewired Program, fusing cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and self-awareness techniques for a transformative recovery path.

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New Spirit Recovery recently sponsored the “Fight Fentanyl” event in collaboration with, aligning with their commitment to holistic addiction treatment and actively addressing the fentanyl crisis through education, support, and community involvement.

Fighting the Invisible Killer with George Foreman III and

In this article we will find that we and George Foreman III joined forces, rallying celebrities, athletes, and community leaders at Craft Boxing Club. The crisis, intensified by counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl, has caused a 50% increase in opioid-related deaths within a year. Foreman III, undefeated boxer and Craft Boxing Club owner, partnered with the nonprofit to launch the “Fight Fentanyl” initiative.

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Beyond raising awareness, the initiative aims for informed action, offering educational workshops and resources to combat the unseen enemy. The event featured tragic stories like Jax Markley’s and gained support from figures like NFL legends Jarrod Bunch and Terry Robiski, signaling a united front against fentanyl’s deadly influence. To contribute to the cause, donations to are encouraged.

Netflix Star Jason Cohen’s Narcan Training Proves Lifesaving in West Hollywood Overdose Crisis

In this article we highlight Netflix star Jason Cohen, known for ‘Dated and Related,’ intervened in a real-life crisis in West Hollywood, using Narcan training from a Fight Fentanyl event by us. Attending a prior event on October 7, Cohen received Narcan and a fentanyl test kit. On October 22, he responded to a distress call, administering Narcan and saving a life during an ongoing opioid overdose.

We aim, to equip individuals to act swiftly in such situations, emphasizing the necessity of testing substances for fentanyl. Shane Wood, Director of Development, stresses the escalating fentanyl crisis and the importance of Narcan training. This incident underscores the vital role of community preparedness in battling the opioid epidemic.

A United Front Against Fentanyl: When Celebrities, Athletes, and Community Leaders Unite for a Life-Saving Cause

This article goes into details regarding Craft Boxing Club, typically a fitness haven, transformed into a rallying point against the fentanyl crisis, a synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin. Led by us and George Foreman III, the event united celebrities, athletes, and leaders to combat the epidemic.

Foreman integrated critical drug education into his boxing class, citing alarming statistics—California saw a 121% surge in fentanyl-related deaths from 2019 to 2021. Janice and Shane emphasized the insidious nature of the drug, and sponsors like Erica Spiegelman highlighted the need for community involvement. NFL legends underscored the importance of collective action. The event served as a beacon of hope and educational platform, advocating for change.

Wrapping up the Year

In the culmination of a year-long endeavor, we feel obligated to alarm that statistics revealed a surge in fentanyl-related deaths amongst all age groups and demographics. Recognizing the urgency, we believe in a multifaceted approach which includes advocacy, education, and community involvement.

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November Wake Up! Newport – The Silent Tide…The Economic Impact of Fentanyl in Newport Beach

In a noteworthy initiative to address the pressing issue of the fentanyl crisis, the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce recently hosted Janice M. Celeste, the President and former CEO of our organization, as a keynote speaker at their renowned event, Wake Up! Newport. Her presentation focused on the severe impact of illicit fentanyl on the local community.

She delved into the alarming statistics, emphasizing the rising number of fentanyl-related incidents and the profound consequences it has on individuals and families. By addressing the grim reality of the crisis, Janice aimed to create awareness and inspire action within the Newport Beach community.

A crucial aspect of Janice’s presentation was the introduction of naloxone and its role in mitigating the consequences of a fentanyl overdose. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication that can rapidly reverse opioid overdoses.

Janice highlighted the importance of making naloxone readily available to the community and provided information on how individuals can obtain and administer this life-saving medication as our organization is a county recognized Naloxone Distribution Site. Please reach out to for free naloxone.

Janice M. Celeste passionately advocated for the inclusion of naloxone in first aid kits at home and in vehicles, emphasizing that being prepared can make a significant difference in saving lives. She informed the audience that her organization offers naloxone training to empower community members with the skills and knowledge needed to respond effectively in emergency situations

Beyond naloxone, we advocate for the efficacy of harm reduction tools in saving lives. We have collaborated with the CEO of a local Orange County fentanyl test strip manufacturing company called Wisebatch, Bryce Batcheller, to provide access to these essential tools.

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Powerful Discourse on Fentanyl: Insights from State Senator Thomas J. Umberg, Judge James Gray, and Janice M. Celeste at World Affairs Council Event

In a compelling event organized by The World Affairs Council of Orange County and California State University, Fullerton, key figures convened to address the pressing issue of the fentanyl epidemic. The distinguished panel featured State Senator Thomas J. Umberg, Chair of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, and Judge James Gray, providing a comprehensive discussion on the far-reaching impact of fentanyl and effective strategies for combating it.

One of the highlights of the event was a poignant speech delivered by Janice M. Celeste, President and former CEO of our organization. Celeste shed light on the dangers of illicit fentanyl, emphasizing its indiscriminate nature that can affect anyone. She emphasized that those who believe they are immune to such risks are often the most vulnerable. Celeste’s speech resonated with the audience as she passionately discussed the need for awareness and proactive measures.

Addressing the critical role of parents in the fight against the fentanyl epidemic, Celeste provided valuable insights on how families can protect themselves. Her expertise and commitment to combating the illicit fentanyl crisis were evident throughout the event, inspiring attendees to take an active stance against this growing threat.

The event served as a platform for open dialogue and collaboration, fostering a collective understanding of the challenges posed by fentanyl. With State Senator Thomas J. Umberg, Judge James Gray, and Janice M. Celeste at the forefront, the discussions provided not only awareness but also actionable strategies to address the fentanyl epidemic at its core.

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We Take the Lead: Resource Tables Across Multiple Events for a Safer Tomorrow

Buena Park’s 67th Annual Silverado Days

At the heart of the vibrant Annual Silverado Days, a free-spirited celebration awaited families with delectable food, engaging contests, lively entertainment, thrilling games, and carnival rides. The entire community came together for three days of pure enjoyment. Amidst this festive atmosphere, our organization made a meaningful impact by showing their unwavering support to Buena Park.

Through our presence at the festival, our organization actively contributed to the community spirit, emphasizing the importance of collective well-being. In joining the festivities, we emphasized our commitment to fostering a safe and joyful environment for all.

Community Health & Resource Fair brought to you by Senator Tom Umberg and City Councilmember Ahmad Zahra

At our resource booth, our organization provided essential information and resources aimed at raising awareness about the fentanyl crisis and promoting community well-being. Engaging with attendees, we emphasized the significance of recognizing and addressing the challenges posed by illicit substances.

The event, spearheaded by influential Buena Park community leaders, served as a dynamic platform for fostering health consciousness and building connections within the community. Our active participation underscored our commitment to proactive initiatives that contribute to a healthier and more informed society.

Addressing the Fentanyl Crisis with Sen. Blakespear, DA of OC Todd Spitzer and Mayor of Mission Viejo Goodell

We took a proactive stance in addressing the fentanyl crisis by hosting a booth at the event featuring prominent figures such as Senator Catherine Blakespear, District Attorney of Orange County Todd Spitzer, and Mayor of Mission Viejo Brian Goodell.

At our booth, we engaged with attendees, providing crucial information and resources on recognizing and combatting the challenges posed by illicit fentanyl.

Our participation alongside influential leaders highlighted our organization’s dedication to fostering a united front against the fentanyl crisis in collaboration with key stakeholders in the community.

Our participation at these events actively promoted awareness about the fentanyl crisis and emphasized the importance of collective health. Our dedication, highlighted by active engagement and collaboration with influential leaders, reflects our ongoing commitment to proactive initiatives. Together, we strive to create a safer, healthier, and more informed society for the entire community.

Join us in our crucial mission to save lives from the fentanyl crisis and drive impactful awareness. Your donation today will make a significant difference!