Opioid overdose spike alert in Lorain County

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Unusually high rates of opioid overdoses occurred locally on Feb. 24, 2023, according to Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) – based on data from emergency departments. 

“Have naloxone with you if you use drugs or if you have a loved one who uses,” said Mark Adams, MPH, REHS, health commissioner at LCPH. 

Street drugs and any drugs not prescribed to you may contain deadly amounts of fentanyl – fake pills sold as Adderall, Xanax, and oxycodone. Fentanyl is being mixed with all street drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. Fentanyl is dangerous – it cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. 

Do your part to help curb the opioid crisis:

If you use drugs: