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San Francisco Sees Record Drug Overdose Deaths In August: ‘Like A Zombie Apocalypse’

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2023
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San Francisco’s drug crisis hit a grim milestone last month, beating the city’s previous record for the most fatal drug overdoses in one month.

The city saw 84 accidental drug overdose deaths in August, or about five deaths every two days, according to preliminary city data.

August surpassed January’s 83 drug deaths for the deadliest month since San Francisco started tracking monthly overdose deaths in early 2020.

Fentanyl was involved in 66 of last month’s drug deaths.

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