After two years of progress, opioid overdoses on rise in Allen County

Source: Ohio Department of Health

LIMA — Opiate overdoses were on the decline in Allen County, as federal and state funding gave way to a rapid expansion of treatment and public access to the overdose-reversal agent naloxone. But a rise in relapses and the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic threatens to disrupt years of work and reignite an epidemic that had finally taken a turn for the better.