In 2017, 118 Cobb residents died of opioid overdoses, the highest of any county in Georgia, according to the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department. The same year, there were over 600 Cobb residents who suffered opioid-involved hospitalizations and ER visits, the second-highest rate in the state. To help end the crisis, county leadership is looking north, and to local community leaders.
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Marietta Daily Journal