The current opioid epidemic is the biggest public health crisis we have seen. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States and Allen County is not immune. The biggest HIV and Hepatitis C epidemic in the nation occurred in Scott County in Indiana as a result of shared needles during IV drug use, and the full effects of that recent outbreak are yet to be seen.
The Allen County Opiate Task Force recently put together an overview document of the opioid crisis including it’s background, adverse outcomes, and addressing the crisis.
Read the report here: Allen County Opiate Task Force Primer 06.21.2017