Howard Co. has reached an increase in opioid overdose cases this year

HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (WMAR) - Howard County Police Department has determined that this year's opioid overdose cases have exceeded the cases from the previous year.

According to a recent chart posted on the Howard County Police Facebook page, last year they responded to 133 non-fatal overdoses compared to this year's 138 non-fatal overdoses. Last year, they had 29 overdose deaths and this year they reached 43 overdose deaths.

Among all of this year's non-fatal overdoses, 93% of them naloxone, also known as Narcan was used.

Howard County officials urge people who have or know someone with an opioid problem to call, 800-422-0009.

 

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