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From pills to fentanyl: Three personal stories that show how the opioid crisis evolved (Washington Post)


The following article chronicles the three waves that characterized the opioid epidemic. Featuring three personal stories remembered by surviving friends and family members, it provides a timeline of how the opioid epidemic evolved from pills to heroin to fentanyl. The article touches on many important points, including how institutions failed to rehabilitate the people who misuse drugs and the role drug companies played in creating the epidemic. Read More
 

Statistics

131,326

Prescriptions for Opioids in El Dorado County, 2019

10

Deaths Related to Any Opioid Overdose in El Dorado County, 2019

38

ED Visits Related to Any Opioid Overdose in El Dorado County, 2019

15

Hospitalizations Related to Any Opioid Overdose in EL Dorado County, 2019

California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard

https://discovery.cdph.ca.gov/CDIC/ODdash/