Deaths from Drug & Alcohol Intoxication Down on the Lower Shore of MD

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Maryland’s Lower Shore counties have seen a drop in deaths related to drug and alcohol intoxication!  The period from January through September of 2016 and 2017 saw a reduction of intoxication deaths by 20% in Somerset County, 42% in Worcester and 32% in Wicomico County.  This comes at a time when overall drug and alcohol related deaths in Maryland are on the rise.  As for opioid-related deaths – all three counties saw a decrease last year from 2016.  A combined effort from law enforcement, public health and community partners are credited with the decrease.

For more information – Somerset Health  – Worcester HealthWicomico Health