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Harford offers help, prevention in confronting overdose 'epidemic'
Harford offers help, prevention in confronting overdose 'epidemic'

Harford continues to have some of the state's highest overdose rates, levels that state public health officials say have reached epidemic proportions, County Health Officer Susan Kelly said Thursday. That rising tide of accidental overdose deaths from drugs and alcohol, particularly those involving heroin and other opiates, continues to concern local health, law enforcement and elected officials. To that end, several initiatives have started this year to confront the problem. The most recent was announced Wednesday when Bel Air Police reported its officers will be trained and equipped with the anti-opiate Narcan used to prevent death in heroin overdoses. Among local police agencies,...

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