Attorney General’s Solution to Drug Overdoses Is More Education for Youngsters Who Know More about Buying, Selling, Making, Cutting, Measuring, Hiding, and Taking Drugs Than She Does


drug overdosesThe number of deaths due to drug overdoses for the first nine months of 2015, as recently released by Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, are scary. According to the report, from January through September 2015, “deaths atttributed to drug overdoses stood at 174. The state is on pace to reach between 230 and 250 overdose deaths this year. In 2014, there were a record 208 overdose deaths. “Heroin and Fentanyl are increasingly named as a cause of death, with 71 (41 percent) deaths caused by heroin and 54 (31 percent) caused by fentanyl or acetyl fentanyl. In 74 percent of all the cases, multiple drugs are listed as a cause of death.” In the report, Mills said, “This problem seems to have the attention of everyone but the users. I am heartened by the response I have seen from leaders in our state who all want to solve this problem. (read more at the Wiscasset Newspaper)

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