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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: Anne Arundel overdoses dropped nearly every month in 2019, OD deaths down 15%

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By Press release submission | Jan 13, 2020

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Anne Arundel County Department of Health issued the following announcement on Jan. 7.

“Eleven out of 12 months we had fewer overdoses than in 2018. That’s progress," said Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, #AnneArundel County Health Officer.

Preliminary data shows Anne Arundel County saw a reduction in opioid-related overdoses in every month but one in 2019 compared to the year before, a trend that aligns with statewide data and offers a promising sign that efforts to combat the opioid epidemic are working.

There were 855 overdoses reported in the county over the last 12 months, down from 1,082 recorded in 2018 — a 21% decrease, Anne Arundel County Police Department data shows. August was the lone month in 2019 that surpassed the 2018 monthly total.

And in the final four months of the year, the 246 overdoses reported were the fewest county police recorded during that period dating back to 2016.

“Eleven out of 12 months we had fewer overdoses than in 2018. That’s progress," said Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, Anne Arundel County health officer.

Opioid-Related #Data Reports: https://aahealth.org/opioid-related-data/

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