Georgia sees spike in overdoses linked to fentanyl
Health officials are reporting a spike in overdoses linked to fentanyl mixed with other street drugs.
Fentanyl is potent and can be deadly even in small doses. And it’s difficult to detect when mixed with other drugs.
Across Georgia, at least 66 emergency departments reported seeing overdose cases between early February and mid-March involving fentanyl-laced cannabis products, cocaine, methamphetamines pain killers and other drugs.
Health officials also say fentanyl-related overdose deaths have risen dramatically during the pandemic.
Anyone struggling with addiction is urged to contact the 24-hour Georgia Crisis Line. That number is 800-715-4225.