WERE AM Mobile App 2020


Joy 107.1 Featured Video
A woman mourns on July 24, 2011, as they

Source: CARL COURT / Getty

More people are having a hard time coping with our new reality and drug overdoses have spiked once again in Franklin county according to the coroner. In shocking news, the county has seen 28 overdoses from Friday night through Saturday night.

Close-up of a man's hand cutting cocaine with a blade

Source: Medioimages/Photodisc / Getty

According to NBC4i.com, Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz said the number was high for the county and that the age group of those suffering a fatal overdose is younger this year than it was in 2019: 25 to 35 years old for 2020, compared to 35 and over for 2019.

So far for the first four months of 2020, there has been a 50 percent increase in fatal overdoses compared to last year. If you or someone you know is at risk for drug overdose, you can order from Harm Reduction Ohio by clicking here. You can also contact ADAMH by clicking here.

For more info, click here.

Spikes in OD Deaths in Franklin County over the Weekend  was originally published on mycolumbusmagic.com

Also On Joy 107.1: