NewsHealth / July 19, 2019

Accidental Overdose Deaths Decline In Marion County

Accidental Overdose Deaths Decline In Marion CountyIn 2018, opioid overdose deaths fell 13% in the county, and prescription opioid overdose deaths fell even more.Marion County, Indiana University, Center for Health and Justice Research, opioid overdose, opioid crisis2019-07-19T00:00:00-04:00
Accidental Overdose Deaths Decline In Marion County

Courtesy Indiana University Public Policy Institute

Accidental overdose deaths have declined in Marion County, according to new data from the IU-based Center for Health and Justice Research.

In 2018, opioid overdose deaths fell 13% in the county, and prescription opioid overdose deaths fell even more. Cocaine and alcohol-related overdoses also decreased.

However, the death toll from overdoses remains high 361 last year. Opioids were detected in a majority of those deaths. 

The report says overdose deaths attributed to fentanyl a synthetic opioid and methamphetamine slightly increased.

Overdose deaths also declined nationally in 2018.

 

 

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