King and Snohomish Counties struggle as opioid deaths increase

The fentanyl crisis around the sound is gaining speed with no signs of slowing.

Both King County and Snohomish County are seeing more people die from opioid overdoses this year compared to last.

In the first three months of 2023 in Snohomish County, over 80 people’s lives were cut short due to opioid overdoses. More people in Snohomish County died in the first half of 2023 than in all of 2020.

“It tells me that we have a lot of unmet needs to address this crisis. it’s an ongoing and worsening crisis that’s just terrible,” said Dr. James Lewis, a Health Officer with the Snohomish County Health

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