An evolution in overdoses drives a metamorphosis in Carroll law enforcement

In 2018, drug and alcohol overdoses continued to reflect recent trends in Carroll County — the growth in the overall number of overdoses has slowed and the number of heroin-related overdoses has decreased, while the number of fatalities related to powerful synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, is still rising. According to a report released Tuesday, Jan. 8, by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, overdoses from all causes grew 0.4 percent for 2018 compared with 2017, with 513 overdoses in 2018 and 511 in 2017. Retrospective data in the report shows a large jump in overall overdoses between 2015, when there were 241, and 2016, when there were 412, according to Sheriff’s Office statistics. (Carr. Co. Times)

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