Tags: Drug Overdose Deaths in Georgia

Opioid Deaths in Northeast Georgia

Nearly 1000 people died of opioid overdoses in Georgia in 2016. That’s more than four times the overdose number a decade ago. Information compiled from the Georgia Department of Health shows the deaths relating to opioids has steadily increased since 1999.  How you can help prevent opioid addictions:  Talk to your doctor about the benefits and…

Georgia Drug Overdose Deaths

Athens-Clarke County Police have been training to help the community in emergency situations fighting opioid overdoses. Narcan is a nasal spray for the emergency treatment of an opioid overdose. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has been continuing to train its officers in the use of Narcan to help save the lives of those involved in…