Opiate-related deaths escalated in Hennepin and Ramsey County in 2016, according to the latest Drug Abuse Trends report. Author Carol Falkowski says deaths involving fentanyl contributed to these increases. She says while this report focused on the Twin Cities metro…
“We know that what happens in the Twin Cities is also happening throughout the state. There is not a community untouched by the significant changes in the drug abuse landscape.”
From 2015 to 2016 opiate-related deaths rose 57.7 percent in Hennepin County and 32-percent in Ramsey County.
MNN’s Full Interview with Carol Falkowski – Drug Abuse Dialogues: