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Overdoses continue at a steady pace

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By Forrest Berkshire, Editor

Nelson County remained firmly in the grasp of the opioid crisis through the late winter and early spring months of this year as overdoses continued to climb, although comprehensive numbers remain largely unavailable.

In March and April, emergency workers responded to at least 32 overdoses of various drugs, and Nelson County EMS administered the opiate antidote naloxone 23 times, according to numbers provided by Eva Prewitt, director of education and compliance for the county EMS service.


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