Recent spike in overdoses in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) released a statement today that said while deaths are down from last year, recently there has been a dramatic spike in overdoses.

Montgomery County is one of seven counties in Ohio that the Ohio Department of Health has seen an increase in drug overdose patients in emergency departments.

The Montgomery County coroner’s office said that while heroin is the dominant drug they are seeing in these overdoses, methamphetamine is making a resurgence, and they want to remind everyone the dangers of opioids or meth being laced with fentanyl.

Fentanyl is a highly potent drug, 100 times more than morphine and 50 times more than heroin.

ADAMHS wants to encourage everyone to download the new “Get Help Now Montgomery County” app.

They said it’s free, and will help connect you to local support, treatment, and other services.