While there were less non-fatal accidental illicit opioid overdoses last week, there were still a lot of visits to the emergency room.
“We are seeing a decrease overall in the overdoses but unfortunately we still have higher than expected numbers for people who are overdosing and being admitted to the emergency department,” said Tanya Phillips with the Jackson County Health Department.
If you or someone you know is using, you’re encouraged to get help or be prepared with a plan and naloxone that can be used in the event of an overdose.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.