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Tue Jun 8, 2021, 12:30 AM

Alaska is in the midst of a statewide surge in heroin-related overdoses

Alaska is in the midst of a significant surge in heroin overdoses that began in March and has remained high through the beginning of June.

State health officials say the surge is unusual and a cause for concern.

On Monday, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services issued a public health alert about the increase in overdoses, measured by emergency department visitation data.

It shows that the average number of overdoses per week since March is almost three times as high as the weekly average for 2019 and 2020.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2021/06/07/alaska-is-in-the-midst-of-a-statewide-surge-in-heroin-related-overdoses/
(Anchorage Daily News)

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