The Coastal Packet: Emergency visits of opioid overdoses jumps 34% in Maine

Thursday, March 8

Emergency visits of opioid overdoses jumps 34% in Maine

Press Herald-  Emergency department visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased by 34 percent in Maine from 2016 to 2017, during a time when drug overdose deaths in the state reached an all-time high.

At the same time, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island all reported decreases in emergency department visits for opioid overdoses, making Maine the only New England state to experience an increase, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Statewide data was not available for the other two New England states, Vermont and Connecticut

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