A fatal overdose, mostly associated with fentanyl, is still climbing in Maryland

Marble overdose continues to continue with their larger margins in Maryland, and most of the deaths are associated with the powerful opioid phenomenon, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health.

The deaths recorded in the first nine months of 2018 succeeded from 8 per cent from the same period the previous year to 1,848.

Of these, 1,648 were involved in workings and 1,449 were specifically linked to fentanyl, synthetic opioids are much stronger that said that law enforcement would be significantly affected by illicit factories in China and the state and the country are transporting the community. Fentanyl deaths up 24 percent a year ago in Maryland.

The reductions reductions made reductions in deaths that were directly related to other opioids. This includes those linked to heroin, which dropped 23 percent from last year; Those that are related to prescription opioids, which fell by 10 percent; and those linked to carfentany, designed as an elephant tranquilizer, were almost elastic.

Reduce 41 percent cocaine deaths, except when the drug is mixed with opioids, a mix called on the street as a speedball.

"Deaths related to heroin from the third quarter of 2017 have continued to improve, but despite this positive trend on fentanyl and cocaine-related deaths in combination with opioids," said Robert R. Neall, state health secretary. "There are 24/7 treatment and prevention options for those who need help by dialing 211 and pressing 1 or through your ZIP Code to 898-211."

The resources for treatment and the prevention of the deaths across the country did not increase significantly, which was climbing since 2010. The largest increase in fatal overdose in Donegal City, which was the largest The biggest death rate at 664 in the nine-term period, up to 89.

Increase overdose deaths in half of counties in Maryland. The loss of death in County George's Prince George, which dropped fatal overdose by 38 to 90.

In the region, read overdose deaths 37 to 194 in County Anne Arundel, from 24 to 296 in County Donegal, between 16 and 59 in Carroll County and four to 80 in Harford County. Reduce fatal overdose eight to 31 in County Howard.

Adrienne Breidenstine of the Baltimore Health Behavior System, which provides services in the city, said the numbers are not surprising. The number of prescriptions has decreased, bringing people on illicit drugs such as heroin. And those more drugs are being adulterated with powerful fentanyl and users do not know.

Efforts were made to learn and prevent people from using drugs that the drug might have. Breidenstine said she wants to add more peer consultants to her "residential experience" that they make them better when they reach users and help them with continuous treatment and rehabilitation.

She also said that health-related social determinants should be more focused on health, such as housing and jobs that support recovery.

"We need to invest more," she said. "I think most are absent in our conversation."

meredith.cohn@baltsun.com

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