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Well there has to be stop to this! More and more people are dying from overdosing, it has been an epidemic among adults for a while and recently has become one among teenagers.

Franklin County had 520 overdose deaths last year, including 66.5 percent related to fentanyl, county Coroner Dr. Anahi M. Ortiz said.

Ortiz issued the preliminary overdose numbers for 2017 on Tuesday. “We have seen approximately a 47.3 percent increase in overdose deaths from 2016 to 2017,” she reported. “Fueling this increase is fentanyl.”

Fentanyl is an increasingly prevalent and powerful synthetic opioid that’s often added to other drugs. Users expecting a high from cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin may not know that fentanyl is in the mix.

Others may seek out fentanyl because of its potency.

If you know someone who uses drugs please help them seek Help!

Courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch

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