Numerous overdoses in one day leads to Orange County call for action

Orange County officials say 10 drug overdoses happened on Aug. 20 and change is needed.

News 12 Staff

Aug 25, 2021, 9:24 PM

Updated 1,059 days ago

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Orange County officials say 10 drug overdoses happened on Aug. 20 and change is needed.
The alert was posted on the county’s Facebook page.
The alarming statistic was released ahead of Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31.
"It’s doing damage to people. Fortunately for us and the public Narcan is now available to people,” says Jeff Ashdown, of Mamakating First Aid Squad.
Free Narcan kits and training are available to the public.
For more information or those who need help with addiction, call 311.


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