Overdose of overdoses

From the News:

Since Jan. 1, county EMS personnel have responded to 61 reports of overdose, Callebs said, though not all of those have been for heroin, and the calls aren’t coded for specific drugs.

Drug-abuse overdose deaths in Athens County averaged 11.9 per year between 2006 and 2013, according to figures from the Athens City-County Health Department.

“It’s something we’ve dealt with for a long time, but the big change I think we’ve seen over time is that heroin is pretty much the big one any more,” Callebs said. “That’s a change we’ve seen in the past two or three years.”

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