ORANGE COUNTY (CBSLA) — A new study has found that more people are dying from opioid overdoses in Orange County compared to other parts of California.
According to a study by the county, heroin and fentanyl overdoses have climbed in the O.C. since 2016.
The study also found that the opioid overdose death rate for Orange County is higher than the statewide rate.
Opioid-blocking drugs, like Narcan, have been named the gold standard for combating opioid addiction, however, less than half of Orange County’s addiction treatment centers currently carry the drug.
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