Overdoses by the Numbers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added fentanyl-specific codes on Oct. 1, 2020.
Life After Addiction: Puna Man Finds Hope Through Community Service
When Carlos Bellotto woke up at Hilo Medical Center five years ago after overdosing on a fentanyl drug mixture, he was angry.
Heroin Recoveries, Fentanyl Investigations on the Rise
The amount of heroin confiscated by police has increased nearly sevenfold since 2020, and the presence of the synthetic opioid additive fentanyl within recovered heroin and methamphetamine seems to be growing, according to statistics from Hawaiʻi Police Department.
Drug, Firearm Recoveries by the Numbers
Big Island Now requested drug and firearm recovery data from Hawaiʻi Police Department in October.
Use of Naloxone Grows as Overdose-Reversing Antidote Becomes More Accessible
Hawai’i Police have revived five people from the effects of opioid overdoses with naloxone — likely saving their lives in the process.