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Tue Feb 7, 2017, 06:16 AM

70 Fatal Overdoses in Cuyahoga County So Far in 2017

At least 70 people have overdosed and died in Cuyahoga County so far this year, according to new data from the medical examiner's office. Six of those deaths occurred just this past Saturday in a particularly alarming 24-hour span.

The medical examiner's office reports that there are still several cases awaiting final toxicology results, and that the number could and, based on our observations, likely will increase.

The news follows the 2016 numbers, still not 100-percent finalized, that showed more than 500 people had fatally overdosed across the county. Scene, in attempting to profile men and women in recovery last year, ended up meeting with one man during the last few weeks of his life before he relapsed and overdosed.

Source: http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2017/02/06/70-fatal-overdoses-in-cuyahoga-county-so-far-in-2017

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 06:19 AM

1. Wow that's a lot

70? Wow

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 06:24 AM

2. Quite sad,

but I also think that the crackdown on opioids might be a contributing cause as people looking for relief from pain turn to the black market where they can't be certain what they are taking. As bad as the cycle of addiction can be outcomes such as overdoses are worse.

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