Fatal Overdoses Down 40 Percent In Westmoreland County

The reduction is due in part to the use of Narcan

June 05, 2018 - 9:59 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Last month, we reported overdose deaths in Allegheny County have been dropping since the end of 2016.

Now, Westmoreland County says, so far this year, fatal overdoses are down more than 40 percent. One reason for the drop is the availability of Narcan, a drug that can reverse that can effects of an opioid overdose.

Free doses are readily available to addicts and their families. Also fewer people are starting to use while more addicts are getting into treatment.

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