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Northern Kentucky Heroin Overdoses Jump in December

There was a significant increase in the number of heroin overdoses in Northern Kentucky in December 2014.

Statistics show 123 people were treated at St. Elizabeth Healthcare for heroin overdoses that month, the most ever. In April, the previous high, the number overdose patients was at around 75. The chart above reflects statistics from 2011, the first year the stats were tracked, and 2014.

For all of 2014, St. E saw 745 overdoses, and increase from the 545 in 2013, 447 in 2012, and and 252 in 2011.

-Staff report

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