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King County reports record numbers of drug overdose deaths – Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington 2021-01-14 19:30:00 –

Public Health – Seattle and King County have announced that they have recorded 42 suspected or confirmed deaths from overdose in the last two weeks. This is the county’s record high number of overdose deaths in two weeks.

Public Health – According to a Seattle & King County blog post, 42 deaths between December 27, 2020 and January 9, 2021 were two of the average number of fatal overdose weekly throughout most of 2020. It’s more than double.

Half of the victims of overdose are between the ages of 36 and 55, and 45% of overdose are women, a higher than normal rate according to public health.

According to a blog post, preliminary tests have shown that the majority of recent overdose is associated with multiple types of drugs.

In a preliminary study, 17 fatal overdose could be associated with methamphetamine, 7 could be associated with fentanyl, and public health officials said hundreds in King County in 2020. It states that a person has died.

“It’s more important than ever to check for people who appear to be struggling with either stress, anxiety, depression, other behavioral health problems, or increased substance abuse,” said Seattle and King. Said Brad Finegood, a strategic advisor to behavioral health. County, via press release.

To seek treatment for substance abuse disorders, call the Washington Recovery Hotline (1-866-789-1511) or visit www.warecoveryhelpline.org.


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