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ER Visits For Opioid Overdose Double In Wisconsin: CDC: The largest increase- 109%was in Wisc

Whow. we--the Midwest have a real problem!




ER Visits For Opioid Overdose Double In Wisconsin


https://www.wpr.org/er-visits-opioid-overdose-double-wisconsin
Midwest Sees Largest Increase, According To Federal Health Officials


Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 1:40pm
By Shamane Mills

....................Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the country as a whole had a 30-percent increase in emergency room visits for opioid overdoses from July 2016 through September 2017. The Midwest saw the most dramatic increase about 70 percent.




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CDC's Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance Program.

Of the The largest increase 109 percent was in Wisconsin. 16 states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, 10 saw significant increases in hospitalizations for overdoses. A similar surge of cases was seen in Delaware. Health officials say the increase may be due to the availability of different or more powerful drugs like fentanyl.

Other states that have been dealing with the opioid epidemic for a long time, like Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, had modest decreases in opioid overdoses resulting in hospital stays.

"These decreases may possibly be related to interventions, including expansion of access to medication-assisted treatment," said Acting CDC Director Anne Schuchat. .....................

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Thu Mar 8, 2018, 09:29 PM

1. 7/10 of the drunkest cities in the nation are in Wisconsin. I had beer there when I was 10!

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Fri Mar 9, 2018, 10:47 AM

2. Hopelessness will do this

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