First, she posted a bathroom monitor – and accompanying rules she hoped would pose obstacles to those who’d use the bathroom to get high: Adults must leave a library card or ID at the front desk, the sign reads. “They had been wanting the training for a long time,” Parkinson said of the Mc Pherson librarians.And bathroom use is limited to three to five minutes. While other libraries practice fire drills, Mc Pherson began overdose drills: Who stays with the victim? “It’s a very, very helpless feeling when someone is gasping for breath and you can’t do anything.Mike Newall has been writing for the Inquirer since 2010. Y., he has been writing about Philadelphia crime, courts, politics, and neighborhoods since 2003. With its after-school lunches and arts and STEM programming, the library has long sought to be a safe learning space.
Since the opioid crisis began surging throughout the country last summer, the library staff has noticed new settlers on their lawn: “drug tourists,” they call them. She was flat on her back, blue-lipped and breathing, but just barely. A few others — some living in the park, others there just to get high — ran over. And the park had been getting nicer in recent years, with a new playground and lighting.
Young people traveling from across the country for Philly’s pure heroin and the high said to be better than anywhere else. Jay had Narcan, but was hesitant to use it, he said, because it was his last dose. That's when Mc Pherson’s door swung open, and a librarian came racing. But now, more than ever, children must watch their steps for needles. In March, Marion Parkinson, who supervises a half-dozen libraries, joined Moore in taking Narcan training into their own hands.
” Since Kowalski trained, she has administered Narcan to four overdose victims.
Recently, the 33-year-old South Philly resident treated a woman on a bench outside the library.
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In this context, PNP emerged as an alternative form of sexualized partying that enabled participants to avoid the increasingly regulated nature of public space.
Newly popular drugs such as methamphetamine and GHB/GBL replaced dance drugs such as ecstasy within this context and are typically valued for their sexual effects, reducing inhibitions and increasing sexual confidence.
And he suggests a different—and crazier—solution to her dilemma .
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“At least now they can know they tried.” Chera Kowalski was sitting at her desk in the adult fiction room Thursday morning when PJ overdosed.