CDC: Opioid overdoses double in Delaware

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Emergency rooms across Delaware continue to be swamped with opioid overdoses. The Center for Disease Control examined data from 45 states, concluding visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased 30% nationwide from July 2016 to September 2017. Of 16 states participating in enhanced data surveillance, Delaware had the second highest percentage change, with overdose visits doubling. 75% of those overdoses occurred in New Castle County, 17% in Kent County, and 9% in Sussex.