The investigation didn’t stop there. The nightmare continues. (dramatic music) (radio chatter) Dr. Nita and Judge Mary went to Dayton, Ohio to find out what’s being done to fight this deadly drug epidemic. (radio chatter) Oh, what’s this?
(police sirens) It could be an overdose, it could be an OVI. Unknown breathing status. (police sirens) This is the worst crisis I’ve seen in 30 years. I worked the street during the Crack era, but they weren’t dying at this rate. What have you seen in the progression of the opioid epidemic? We used to be a very vibrant manufacturing town. Our economy is very bad, a lot people are self-medicating with these substances. It’s just sad to see what happened to our community. How does it impact the crime rate? Of course it’s up, these people aren’t working, so there’s stealing, robberies, car jackings. Gangs shooting it out over proceeds. Get out of our neighborhood, we’re dealing here. This whole epidemic is just terrible for us. This year we’re gonna double last year’s deaths. Double? Double. We could potentially lose 800 people in Montgomery County alone. We’re losing entire cities to this problem, when does it stop? We’re outpacing fatal car accidents right now. We see people gasping for air, they’re turning blue, they’re literally dying in front of you, and you hit them with Narcan, which is a miracle drug, and it brings ’em right back to life. They wake up, they’re upset that you ruined their high. There’s times we had 26 overdoses in a day. And it’s also an ideal location, when it comes to getting drugs in and out of the area. Yeah, we have two major interstates, products coming straight from Mexico up 75 to Dayton, Ohio. Then they can hit Interstate 70, and go to New York and Chicago, it’s the perfect location. (radio chatter) We had the opportunity to go with your Deputy Kidwell. We saw his world, which is really amazing to me, because as a judge, I would never have thought the streets would be consumed with 80, 90% of overdoses and drug addiction. (radio chatter) We’re on the west side of Dayton right now, which is known for drug sales, a lot of the car-to-car transactions. A lot of these neighborhoods are incredible, and then the next street over, there’s an entire street of abandoned homes. This is the hub. Even with the number of people that are dying from the drugs, it’s not slowing down. But this street right here, I get a lot of complaints that there’s cars that sit here and wait for drug sales. Those suspicious vehicle calls, that’s what we need. You go to certain gas stations, they’ll drive up and put two gel caps of heroin in your car and a business card. So they just want to get you hooked, ’cause they’re killing their customer base. As Americans, we are 5% of the world population, and we consume 80% of the opioids. We’re a pill society, you have a headache, you take a pill, you have a backache, you take a pill. They claim 40% of the people that go in your house look in your medicine cabinet. Realtors have that problem. Get it out of there, cause it’s part of the problem. We gotta get away from the stigma that it’s a 60-year-old junkie in an alley, these are people’s kids, moms, these are dads. Accountants, lawyers, judges, everybody. It’s a disease. It’s a disease. I would have parents come into my courtroom, “My daughter’s violated, will you have her picked up?” Do you ever get calls, “my kid’s on drugs, can you come and take him away without a crime having been committed?” All the time. We got parents call crying, you know, “my son’s gonna die tomorrow because we can’t get him into treatment.” People in Dayton, Ohio don’t want heroin anymore, they want Fentanyl. If you have kilo of Fentanyl, that’s a weapon of mass destruction, you can kill thousands of people. The next drug is Carfentanyl, we’ve had situations where they’ve put Fentanyl into cocaine, laced marijuana, so the key is just to get them addicted to Fentanyl. They’re chasing the next best high. We’re being destroyed from the inside out. These drug addiction problems, they lead to overdoses, and overdoses can lead to death. That is the finale, that is the end result of an addiction when you don’t get it under control. It’s over, they’re not here anymore, they’re gone.
Fever chills Little cough aching all symptoms of the dreaded flu Of course the flu season is here along with a new even more much more serious strain What do you need yeah, I know you don’t feel good, I don’t feel good either no I have the same cold that you have and pretty sure you gave me this cold I can’t lay down in bed and pet your back. I have things. I have to do let me get you some juice I Don’t really have that much empathy because I as well have the exact same cold you do and I am doing laundry and dishes and Dealing with the kit. I’ve already felt your head. You don’t have a fever. I’m not checking your head again. You’re perfectly fine I will check your head one more time. Yeah, you still don’t have a fever I know that you feel like you’re going to die, but you’re not going to die you just have a cold okay Enjoy the rest of your man cold What happened in my house between me and my husband just Recently we had the same strain and he was down for three weeks He’s like the most strong like sensible man when he’s not sick, but when he’s sick Oh, my gosh like jad he will not leave the bed I’m still doing everything I went out on a hike, and I have the same okay so mate may I have the floor with dr. Ordon floor. All right all right hear me out hear me out ladies new research published in British Medical Journal says Physiological differences between men and women may lead to different responses to colds and viruses Maybe there’s a reason why us men are so wimpy sensitive so okay, okay? Dr.. Cal soo This is one researcher in fairness says that men may really suffer more than women Which is several animal and human studies and found that? Testosterone could dampen the immunes response to influenza and other viral respiratory infections this researcher sounds so so you know I maybe just maybe We’re wimpier when it comes to cold and flu for a reason Opinion now there may be a reason though there may be a reason Yeah, we will continue to love you and support you and honor you through your your cold or whatever But what we will not do what we will not do is legitimize your behavior Your hormonal days of the month We’re entitled to a little tea let me just back up a second Take this let you take this one. Okay, all right dr. Nina. I think on the same wavelength here I personally feel like Maybe if you guys want a little extra. Love you Just have a hard time asking and then so then when you have a cold or the flu It’s the perfect chance to then just lay back And then you have a reason for us of a region and do everything for you But just ask if you want a little extra cuddling Mitchell periods are real. Those are real studies Researchers data even a researcher. It’s a little bit tongue-in-cheek Obviously, this is one of those things that it’s not some big formal study but there is nothing better than as a guy you get a little sick you feel bad and It I would I’ll be the first to admit it kind of it’s kind of nice when do you need some hot tea yeah? But you pretend like your illness is a strong 9 You can convince yourself an illness is a 9 if it means you’re gonna. Get snacks and key A little more a little more love yeah that every good second That’s the truth, and I will say we rarely do get sick And that’s maybe what the important topic is here because this time of year if you’re around someone who has Influenza try to keep your distance a little bit wash those hands Don’t touch your eyes your nose keep that immune system strong whether male or female were we’re in this together We’re both going to get the flu You