• Opinion: Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Are Symptoms of a Larger Mental Health Problem

    9 days ago - By Bésame

    Sheriff's deputies assist a man who is experiencing a drug overdose. Courtesy OnScene.TV
    The number of local drug overdose deaths from fentanyl has risen dramatically over the last several years. In San Diego County there were 151 fentanyl-related deaths in 2019, jumping to 462 in 2020, and hitting approximately 800 in 2021, with potentially more cases still pending.
    Officials estimate about 33,000 doses of naloxone need to be distributed locally each year to get control of the crisis. And they are considering distributing test strips that would allow addicts to test their drugs for...
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