Janice M. Celeste Discusses New California Ballot Measure to Combat Fentanyl Crisis on the John & Ken Show

On April 24th, 2023, Janice M. Celeste, the President & CEO of FentanylSolution.org, appeared on the John & Ken Show  on iHeart Radio to discuss a new California ballot measure aimed at ending the fentanyl crisis.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It is often used medically to treat severe pain, but it is also sold illegally as a synthetic recreational drug. Fentanyl-related overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years, with the drug responsible for over 100,000 deaths in the United States in 2022.

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FentanylSolution.org aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl and to advocate for policy solutions to the crisis.

The Public Safety Committee in Sacramento refuses to pass any laws that create harsher penalties for drug users. FentanylSolution.org’s ballot measure that Celeste speaks about on the John & Ken Show is the organization’s Poll-to-Prop ballot initiative. The measure is asking 800 California voters what they want to see as far as harsher laws for drug dealers who kill users with illicit fentanyl. The first step in the ballot measure is to conduct a survey. The poll is managed by McNally Temple Associates and has a +/-3.5% margin of error. Celeste encourages you to learn more about the measure and to donate in support of it.

Celeste emphasized the importance of education in combating the fentanyl crisis. Many parents don’t know how fast and easily the drug can get into  their home. The DEA states that 6 out of 10 counterfeit drugs are laced with a potentially lethal amount of fentanyl. In less than an hour, a lethal pill laced with fentanyl, unbeknownst to your child, can be in their hands .

The fentanyl crisis is a serious and growing problem in the United States. Celeste and FentanylSolution.org are working hard to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl and to advocate for policy solutions to the crisis. The ballot initiative is an important step towards ending the epidemic, and it is up to us as citizens to support it and save lives.


Fox 5 News: How FentanylSolution.org Is Fighting The Fentanyl Crisis

In a recent interview with Fox 5 San Diego, Janice M. Celeste, the President and CEO of FentanylSolution.org, discusses the ongoing fentanyl crisis and the steps we are taking to fight against it. Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, has become a growing concern in recent years due to its devastating impact on public health.

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Janice begins by explaining that fentanyl is a significant concern in California and in the United States, where drug overdose rates have been on the rise. She continues to explain that fentanyl has become so prevalent in illicit drug markets that many people are unknowingly consuming it.

Janice further elaborates on the dangers of fentanyl and how it has become a threat to public health. She explains that fentanyl is often mixed with other drugs, making it difficult for people to know what they are consuming.

To combat the fentanyl crisis, Janice and her organization, FentanylSolution.org, take a multi-faceted approach that involves education, awareness, and advocacy. She highlights the need to educate people about the risks of fentanyl and the dangers of consuming drugs from unknown sources. 

In addition to education and awareness, Janice and her organization advocate for policy changes to tackle the fentanyl crisis. FentanylSolution.org has a ballot measure in process that imposes stricter penalties for drug dealers who kill users with fentanyl.

The fentanyl crisis is a significant concern for public health, and Janice and FentanylSolution.org, are working hard to fight against it. Through education, awareness, and advocacy, we hope to increase understanding of the dangers of fentanyl and promote policy changes. By working together, we can combat the fentanyl crisis and protect our communities from its devastating impact.

You can watch the news clip in its entirety here – https://youtu.be/qgy0y7LJxkM.


Craft Boxing Club Partners with FentanylSolution.org for “Fight Fentanyl” Fundraiser on October 7th

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Craft Boxing Club and FentanylSolution.org unite for a pivotal fundraiser on October 7th, addressing the escalating fentanyl crisis in America.

CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 20, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — The alarming rise of fentanyl poisonings has spurred Craft Boxing Club, owned by George Foreman III, into action. In collaboration with FentanylSolution.org, a dedicated non-profit organization focused on combating the dangers of fentanyl poisonings, the boxing gym will host

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“Fight Fentanyl” on October 7th. This event is dedicated to raising both awareness and crucial funds to address this urgent health crisis.

FentanylSolution.org’s mission revolves around education, awareness, and advocacy. They aim to protect individuals from the risks of fentanyl-contaminated substances and provide resources and support for those affected by the epidemic.

Fentanyl, a substance alarmingly potent, has become the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18-45. In 2022, California witnessed its highest number of fatalities due to fentanyl, with 6,095 lives tragically cut short. This equates to 117 Californians every week. On a national scale, the statistics are equally harrowing, with 250 deaths reported daily.

The threat of fentanyl isn’t isolated to those struggling with addiction. A significant number of counterfeit pills on the market are tainted with fentanyl, endangering unsuspecting individuals, including teenagers.

Janice M. Celeste, the President & CEO of FentanylSolution.org, remarked, “The challenge we face is monumental, but with community engagement and support, we can turn the tide. This event symbolizes our collective effort to combat this crisis.”

The “Fight Fentanyl” event at Craft Boxing Club promises to be more than just an awareness campaign. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workout classes, savory food, and gain essential knowledge about the perils of fentanyl.

As FentanylSolution.org and Craft Boxing Club join forces to combat the fentanyl crisis, they urge the community to be a part of this vital cause. Your contribution can make a significant difference in the fight against this epidemic, helping to fund educational initiatives, advocacy efforts, and community outreach programs. – Donate Now

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– Date: Saturday, October 7
– Time: 9 am – 1 pm
– Venue: Craft Boxing Club, 26662 Agoura Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
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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, FentanylSolution.org, 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 FentanylSolution.org, 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 FentanylSolution.org, 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 FentanylSolution.org 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 FentanylSolution.org.

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, FentanylSolution.org, 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 FentanylSolution.org. 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.

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OC Talk Radio: Fentanyl Crisis with President & CEO, Janice M. Celeste

In a recent broadcast hosted by OC Talk Radio’s Public Affairs Director, Dawn Kamber, a critical conversation unfolded at the heart of the University of California-Irvine’s Beall Applied Innovation Center. The interview featured our President & CEO, Janice M. Celeste, shedding light on the dire efforts in combating the illicit fentanyl crisis, which has significantly impacted Orange County’s youth.

 

During the interview, a distressing truth surfaced: fentanyl stands as the foremost killer of teenagers in Orange County. As a synthetic opioid, it possesses an alarming potency that exceeds that of morphine or heroin, making it a lethal threat to unsuspecting individuals. This potent substance has proliferated in street drugs, leading to a dramatic rise in overdoses and deaths, particularly among the younger demographic.

 

Janice M. Celeste elucidated on the multifaceted approach taken by our organization to address this escalating crisis. She articulated our mission, highlighting our dedication to mitigating the spread of fentanyl and staunchly advocating for prevention strategies.

 

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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, FentanylSolution.org, 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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Father Charged in Fentanyl Tragedy

In a heart-wrenching incident, a 24-year-old father from Bakersfield, Raul Rivera, has been charged with first-degree murder in the tragic death of his 2-year-old son, Ezekiel Rivera. The toddler succumbed to a fentanyl overdose in June, leading to the father’s arrest on January 24, 2024.

Ezekiel was discovered lifeless in his father’s room almost 22 hours after being last seen alive on surveillance cameras. Raul Rivera, who is also facing charges of willful cruelty to a child in relation to his then 3-year-old son, is being held in jail with a $1 million bail.

According to a probable cause statement filed in Kern County Superior Court, autopsy results confirmed Ezekiel’s fentanyl overdose. The statement alleges that Rivera was aware of the dangers of fentanyl, failed to protect his children, and obstructed Ezekiel from receiving timely medical attention.

Surveillance footage revealed Ezekiel entering his father’s room at 1:40 a.m. on June 5, where Raul Rivera admitted to using fentanyl. Later that day, Ezekiel was seen being carried out of the room in a seemingly lifeless state. Rivera had fled the home before law enforcement arrived, expressing doubt that medical aid would benefit his son.

Investigations uncovered drug paraphernalia in Rivera’s home, including residue on furniture where fentanyl was allegedly consumed, two narcotics smoking pipes, and evidence of past drug use. Additionally, Soluna Lora, Ezekiel’s mother, filed a claim against the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, asserting that deputies failed to remove her children from Rivera’s home despite her warnings about his drug-related activities.

Lora’s attorney, Humberto Guizar, emphasized the need for accountability and better training for law enforcement in handling such cases. The tragic incident underscores the importance of addressing civil rights issues and ensuring the safety of children in vulnerable situations. As legal proceedings unfold, the community awaits justice for Ezekiel Rivera.

As we grapple with the heartbreaking case of Raul Rivera and the tragic loss of young Ezekiel, it is essential to recognize the urgent need for awareness and preventive measures in the face of the fentanyl epidemic. At FentanylSolution.org, our mission revolves around educating communities about the dangers of fentanyl and advocating for solutions to combat its devastating impact. Through our programming, we strive to empower individuals with information, support, and resources to prevent such heartbreaking incidents. Join us in our commitment to creating a safer environment for families by exploring our initiatives at FentanylSolution.org, as we work towards a future where no family has to endure the pain caused by this dangerous substance. Together, we can make a difference and protect our loved ones from the pervasive threat of fentanyl.

Source: Bakersfield News

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Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis at Orange County Events

In an earnest endeavor to combat the burgeoning opioid crisis plaguing Orange County, we hosted resource booths and provided essential tools and education at two significant events: “Addressing Opioid Crisis in Orange County” and “Addressing Public Safety in Orange County.”

Addressing Opioid Crisis in Orange County:

On January 29, 2024, Sonora Elementary School served as the backdrop for a crucial gathering of community leaders, law enforcement officials, and concerned citizens, convened under the leadership of Supervisor Katrina Foley, Costa Mesa Mayor John Stephens, and Costa Mesa Police Chief Ronald Lawrence. This event, which also drew sponsorship from OC Public Works, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, and OC Health Care Agency, aimed to confront the dire implications of the opioid crisis and strategize on effective interventions.

Central to our presence at the event was the provision of life-saving resources, including Narcan and Kloxxado nasal sprays, which can reverse opioid overdoses and potentially save lives. Additionally, FentanylSolution.org distributed fentanyl test strips, empowering individuals to detect the presence of the potent synthetic opioid in substances and prevent accidental overdoses.

Addressing Public Safety in Orange County:

Continuing its impactful engagement, FentanylSolution.org extended its reach to the “Addressing Public Safety in Orange County” event held on January 30, 2024, at Ladera Ranch Middle School. Led by Orange County Supervisor District 5, Katrina Foley, alongside Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, and Capistrano Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Christopher Brown, the event prioritized proactive measures to enhance community safety.

While the discussions at this event encompassed a broader spectrum of public safety concerns, such as crime prevention strategies, we remained steadfast in its commitment to addressing the opioid crisis. Through its resource booth, the organization continued to provide essential naloxone kits, fentanyl test strips, and educational materials, ensuring that attendees remained informed and empowered to take action.

Our participation at both events underscored the organization’s pivotal role in mobilizing community responses to the opioid crisis. By fostering partnerships with local stakeholders and delivering tangible resources and education, we exemplified a proactive approach to tackling one of the most pressing public health challenges of our time.

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Join Us for our STOMP! Experience

Come join us for an unforgettable experience at our upcoming event series, STOMP! Fentanyl Fashion Show and STOMP! VIP Launch Party!

STOMP! is intended to raise awareness and funds to combat the crisis and lower death due to fentanyl poisoning while giving our guests a night to remember.

Begin your STOMP! Journey at STOMP! VIP Launch Party for an evening of entertainment, networking, and raising awareness. Sponsored by Be Good Restaurant & Experience. Get ready to indulge in an exclusive celebration featuring thrilling performances by Freedom Aerial, Jennalyn, and Joe Sparrow. Sip on signature cocktails, mocktails, and non-alcoholic concoctions while mingling in our VIP lounge while enjoying flair bartending by Mikey D’Amato.

Next stop, the main event, STOMP! Fentanyl Fashion Show!

In collaboration with Todd Herschberg, the Founder of OCEAN, Orange County’s premier networking group, and Rogue Collective, we’re creating an evening that seamlessly blends fashion and philanthropy. This event isn’t just about style; it’s about making a real difference in the fight against fentanyl poisoning. Showcasing skilled models, designers, and hair & makeup artists hailing from across Southern California. With collections by renowned brands like Active Pear, David Swimwear, Otaon, and emerging talents, this event promises to be extraordinary. Expect to be captivated by the runway presence of film and fashion icons. And don’t forget to stay mesmerized by the flair bartending talents of TikTok sensation, Mikey D’Amato. With sponsors such as Lazy Dog, SenderOne, popl, John’s Incredible Pizza, Newport Beach Charcuterie Aftershock Festival and much much more, this is a show you definitely won’t want to overlook.

Additionally, don’t miss out on our silent auction, featuring artwork generously donated by various artists, along with an array of products and experiences. The auction will be set up in a predominant area at Rogue Collective so that our guests can look before and during the fashion show. It’s a perfect opportunity to support the cause while acquiring something special for yourself.


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Be part of the experience whether you attend one or both and purchase tickets here!