New Report Shows Encouraging Signs In Fight Against Opioid Crisis

Albany, N.Y. - A new report is showing some encouraging signs in the fight against the opioid crisis.

Data shows opioid overdose deaths outside of New York City have dropped for the first time since 2009. The Department of Health says opioid-related fatalities dropped from 2,100 in 2017 to 1,800 in 2018.

Once overdose death data is released in New York City, officials will be able to know if the decreases are part of a statewide trend.

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