This good news brings hope that our region is making progress in it’s efforts to help those struggling with addiction.
We know we still have a long way to go, but the fact that death rates are down – even if that is because Narcan is readily available – shows that we are moving in the right direction.
This article by Allison Brophy-Champion shares some of the latest statistics: “In 2018, there were 29 deaths in this region, 34 in 2017, 44 in 2016 and 14 each in 2015 and 2014. In the past seven years, 146 people have died from using heroin in the area covered by the task force.
(The number of area overdoses is likely higher, as they do not take into account local hospital data, which is not readily shared with law enforcement.)”
Interested in finding out more about Narcan? Come to a training!
Feb 13th 6pm CULPEPER www.cayacoalition.org/revive/
Feb 18th 6pm MADISON www.rrcsb.org/revive-training/
Mar 26th 6pm WARRENTON www.rrcsb.org/revive-training/
Read the full article at the Culpeper Star Exponent