As cartels distribute killer drug, clinic workers aim to reduce demand in Stanislaus County

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About 90% percent of new admits at the Aegis drug treatment clinic in Modesto test positive for fentanyl, a drug that’s driving a fatal overdose crisis in the United States. That’s a dramatic shift since the COVID-19 pandemic, a clinic spokesman said.

The office on McHenry Avenue once was commonly known as “the methadone clinic,” where adults hooked on heroin or prescription painkillers received medication assistance to reduce cravings for the drugs.

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