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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

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Prescriptions for Opioids in El Dorado County, 2019

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

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

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