More young Vermonters at ER for drug overdoses since the pandemic

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2023
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The number of young Vermonters who visited an emergency room due to an accidental drug overdose has been rising since the coronavirus pandemic, with older teens involved in most of these nonfatal cases, according to a new state report. The report tracks overdoses from a wide variety of drugs, from over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol to illicit substances such as fentanyl analogs. Last year, 425 Vermonters age 24 or younger visited hospital emergency rooms for unintentional drug overdoses, data from the state Department of Health shows. The count was up...

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