According to Mid-Hudson News, MONTICELLO – Sullivan County still has the second lowest health ranking in the state; only the Bronx is lower.
Sullivan, like all other counties, is also combatting the growing opioid epidemic.
Wendy Brown, head of the county’s drug task force, provided the tentative numbers of cases in 2022.
“For the year 2022 to the beginning of 2023, 215 overdoses, 25 fatalities and 140 incidences of Narcan being used on a call,” she said.
Regionwide in the Hudson Valley/Catskills, a day doesn’t go by when there is at least one call for EMS to respond to a drug overdose case.