Metro Phoenix’s suspected opioid overdose numbers surpass those in Metro Tucson

The Arizona Department of Health Services released updated information on the states opioid epidemic. Some of the numbers may surprise you, here is a breakdown of the latest statistics.

From June 2017 to September 2018 the state saw 11,196 possible opioid overdoses. Of those, 15 percent were fatal. Twenty-five-year-olds to 34-year-olds comprised the majority of the opioid users, although the ages of 18-64 fell into the second highest category of users.

The report suggests that the Phoenix Metro area has had more opioid overdose survivors than the Tucson Metro area in the same time frame.

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