FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/2/2022- LICKING COUNTY, OHIO –
The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is issuing a community advisory to notify the public of an increase in recent drug overdoses. LCHD encourages those affected by substance use to follow recommendations listed in the red box below to prevent drug overdoses.
From December 1 through December 2, there has been an increase in suspected
non-fatal overdoses in Licking County.
In 2021, Licking County reported 47 total overdose deaths.
Licking County Health Commissioner Chad Brown says, "Family members, friends, and others who may be in a position to assist someone who is at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose may request free naloxone (Narcan®) by visiting our website here. Naloxone (Narcan®) can begin to reverse an opioid overdose until EMS arrives."