As the opioid epidemic continues to spread, more families with members who are struggling with addiction are in need of support. Families Against Narcotics, a community-based organization of people who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction, is working to raise awareness, help addicts and their families to find treatment and prevent the further spread of the disease. Mario Nanos, president of the Washtenaw County chapter, lost his son Yanni to a heroin overdose in March, 2018. According to the Washtenaw County Health Department, 68 Washtenaw County residents died of opioid-related overdoses from January to November of this year. Though high, that number is similar to 2017, which may be a sign that new measures such as lower opioid prescription rates and increased national dialogue are having some positive effect. Families Against Narcotics meets at 7pm at 242 Church on the second Monday of every month.
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The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered
While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.
There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status. Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to