RM-K

The official site of author Ruth McLeod-Kearns

Ruth McLeod-Kearns is an advocate for opiate/heroin overdose, author, creator of the I'll Bring the Coffee blog series and a contributing writer for Things Women Want Freedom of Expression magazines.

Here, you can connect with the author, follow her social media accounts and download the thought-provoking novelettes. As always, she'll bring the coffee.


91 Americans die each day from opioid overdose.

-Center for Disease conTROL


Overdose is now the #1 leading cause of accidental death in America. Naloxone (commonly known as Narcan) is a drug that is given to someone that has overdosed on an opiate or heroin. As a nurse, I have administered Narcan countless times; as a chronic pain patient, I have experienced the challenges of opiate dependency. I have sat on both sides of this epidemic and am determined to shine a light on the ordinary victims, the dangers of drug addiction, and the countless lives that can be saved by providing our police departments and high schools with Narcan.

For more information on joining the cause, learning about drug abuse or how to find your local addiction resource centers, click on the links below. 


Opiate related deaths have quadrupled since 1999.

-American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2016


Petition/Join

Do you live in the Central Valley and want to learn how you can make a difference in your hometown? Click below to read about our mission, sign the petition and discover upcoming events.

What is Narcan?

Learn more about the drug that reverses the fatal effects of heroin/opiate overdose, what an opiate or heroin are, & the potential benefits of providing our police forces & high school with the antidote.

Need Help?

If you are in need of immediate help, please contact your local emergency department. Here, you can discover resources, support groups/hotlines & more. It's never too late & you're always worth it.


REPORTED HEROIN/OPIATE OVERDOSES IN STANISLAUS COUNTY, 2015:

HEROIN: 26

OPIATES: 50

-Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, 2015


"Today, we are seeing more people killed because of opioid overdose than traffic accidents. We’re taking a number of steps, but frankly we’re still under-resourced. I think the public doesn’t fully appreciate yet the scope of the problem."

-President obama, 2016



*Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Understanding the Epidemic: Drug overdose deaths continued to increase in 2015", 12/16/16