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Miami County and the surrounding area have experienced a rapid increase in heroin and opioid overdoses in the last few years. The overdose epidemic is in part due to Fentanyl, which is much 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin and is mixed with heroin to make supplies more profitable, according to the ODH. The addition of even a small amount of fentanyl to a batch of heroin increases the deadliness significantly.
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Tri-County Baard of Recovery and Mental Health Services at 1-800-351-7347 or text 4HOPE to 741-741.