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Overdose death toll shows one-year decrease in Lucas County

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TOLEDO, OHIO (WNWO)-- People are still dying from overdoses in Lucas County, but that rate is slowing down. The coroner's office said in the past, there was a 75% increase in the amount of deaths.

Last year it was estimated to be around 25 % increase and 2018 looks to be on the same track. While there is no way to pinpoint why, those working in addiction services say targeted efforts could be part of the reason.

More Naloxone is available and there are more hospital beds for treatment.

People are also helping erase the stigma behind getting help and there's also more resources available for the public to help out.

Resources are available through the Toledo Lucas County Health Department.




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