Fewer deaths but addiction still a problem here

Statistics from the Connecticut State Medical Examiner’s office show that while overall accidental overdose deaths from opioids declined slightly in 2018, deaths involving the powerful opioid fentanyl have increased sharply.

Statewide accidental intoxication deaths (not including cases of pure alcohol overdose) increased steadily from 357 cases in 2012 to 1,038 cases in 2017, before dropping a bit with 1,017 cases in 2018.

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