2018 Opioid Statistics

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A total of 98 opioid-related deaths occurred in DuPage County in 2018. That statistic is from DuPage County Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgensen, who released data on the opioid epidemic.

The total number of deaths is up three percent from 2017 and 92 percent from 2015. Opioid drug use in DuPage County continues to grow and Jorgensen said his office will continue to combat the epidemic via education and the DuPage Narcan Program.

Naperville News 17’s Casey Krajewski reports.