Drop in Northern Kentucky overdoses in first half of 2018 signals shifts in drug use, more treatment

From Cincinnati:

Opiate overdoses tumbled the first half of 2018 in hospital emergency rooms in Northern Kentucky, signaling a shift in street drugs used and an upswing in the treatment of the addicted.

St. Elizabeth’s six emergency departments turned around 771 overdoses from fentanyl, heroin and other opiates from January to June. That’s a far cry from the 1,238 in the first six months of last year and on par with 2016’s half-year count, 741.

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