Drug Overdoses On The Rise During The Pandemic

Nationwide, federal and local officials are now reporting alarming spikes in drug overdoses since the pandemic. The suspected death count in Hamilton County for June 2020 was 60% greater than overdose deaths in June of 2019. Butler County is also experiencing an increase in overdoses according to Christine Birhanzl with Sojourner Recovery Services. So, what is behind the surge in cases under the pandemic and how are treatment facilities responding?

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