Increase in opioid overdoses sparks concern in Albany

A third wave of the nation’s opioid crisis is crashing hard in Dougherty County, which saw overdose deaths increase last year by more than 400 percent from 2019. he opioid epidemic is not limited to any particular area or socioeconomic group, as overdoses are seen everywhere from store parking lots to hotels, a Southwest Public Health District 8-2 representative told Albany City Commission members on Tuesday.

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