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1 IN 4 REID MOTHERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR ILLICIT DRUGS OR HIGH-RISK MEDICATION IN 2016

(Richmond, IN)--The group Heroin is Here continues to meet to work on the area’s drug problem.   It met in Richmond Thursday and released some statistics from last year.  Most shocking among them is that one in four mothers giving birth at Reid Health last year tested positive for some type of illicit drug or high-risk medication.  That includes opioids, Ecstasy, and cocaine.  Wayne County 911 received 238 overdose calls last year.  That’s an increase of 92% from 2015.  384 Narcan kits have been dispersed by Reid in the last two years.  Heroin is Here says that its primary goal this year is to decrease the number of babies born dependent on drugs.

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