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After O.C.'s only needle exchange closed, a woman whose son overdosed steps up
Ben Brazil Aimee Dunkle explains a naloxone kit to Robert Salas, who is homeless and living in Santa Ana's Civic Center Plaza. In the...
A Mother Lost Her Son to an Overdose, and Went on a Mission to Flood Orange County with Naloxone
Every Saturday afternoon, Aimee Dunkle stands behind Santa Ana’s City Hall with a framed picture of her son, Ben, as she hands out brown...
Solace Foundation Brings Hope For Hopeless In Face Of Opioid Addiction, Overdose
This Orange County mother has been saving lives since her son died of a heroin overdose. Ben Dunkle was 20 years old when he overdosed on...
The Guardian: Aimee Dunkle and the Solace Foundation of Orange County
Ben Dunkle, who died of a heroin overdose, with his mother Aimee, who started Solace Foundation in southern California to distribute...
Orange County's First Need Exchange Tries to Bring Hope to a Wretched Situation
Tanner (not his real name) sat in the stairwell connecting the first and second floors of a parking structure near the Santa Ana Civic...
Most Influential 2016: Aimee Dunkle
After her son Ben died at age 20 from a heroin overdose, Aimee Dunkle established the nonprofit that provides community members with...
The Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction
Substance use disorders result from changes in the brain that can occur with repeated use of alcohol or drugs. The most severe expression...
A mom whose son died of an opioid overdose calls for greater access to antidote
There's been a lot of talk lately about the rise in opioid abuse and fatal overdoses in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease...
Fatal drug overdoses reach 10-year high in Orange County
According to preliminary coroner data, fatal drug overdoses climbed to at least 400 last year, a 6 percent increase from 2014 – and a...
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