Knox County leads state in declining overdose deaths

June 30, 2016
Graphic by Charles Myrick

Graphic by Charles Myrick

For those Knox County residents who are fighting in the war against drug abuse, some much-needed good news has arrived from Frankfort. Last week, the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet released the results of a 2015 report on overdose deaths in the state. The report focused on the dangers of Fentanyl, which, according to the report, is “an extremely potent opioid that is leading to more overdose deaths, often because dealers mix it with heroin and sell the lethal blend to unwitting addicts.”

Of the 120 counties in the state, Knox County shined in one area; the largest decrease in overdose deaths.

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