Fentanyl-Related Deaths Hit Rural California Communities | Eastern North Carolina Now | Fentanyl-related overdose deaths are hitting California hard, but more rural areas are now seeing the impact of the deadly drug, not just heavily populated urban regions.

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    Fentanyl-related overdose deaths are hitting California hard, but more rural areas are now seeing the impact of the deadly drug, not just heavily populated urban regions.

    Drug overdose fatalities have gone up 45% in the state from 2020 to 2021, but as the San Francisco Chronicle reported, the deaths are not just happening in San Francisco. Rather, fatalities involving the drug have gone up in more rural regions, as well.

    The outlet examined preliminary data from the California Overdose Surveillance Dashboard, which revealed how fentanyl overdose deaths are impacting rural communities.

    Six people in Butte County died of an overdose related to fentanyl in 2020, with that number jumping to 42 in 2021, according to the Chronicle. Shasta County saw seven fentanyl overdose deaths in 2020 and 41 in 2021. In 2019, only six of the 18 opioid overdose fatalities in Shasta were related to fentanyl. Sutter County had 20 deaths in 2021, contrasted with four in 2020. In Madera County, 14 people died of fentanyl-involved overdoses in 2021, up from three in 2020.

    Fentanyl-related deaths in the state totaled 5,722 in 2021, compared to 1,603 such deaths in 2019 and only 82 in 2012, according to KCRA. In 2021, people between 30 and 34 years old experienced the most fentanyl-related fatalities.

    "The primary reason for the rapid increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths in California is that fentanyl has become more available in the drug supply in our state," authorities with the California Department of Public Health said, according to KCRA.

    In San Francisco, the city recently saw a drop in drug overdoses in 2021, but it is still a major issue in the area. Last year saw an 11% drop in fatal opioid, cocaine, or methamphetamine-related overdoses from 2020. However, the number is still 41% over 2019 numbers.

    Of the overdoses in San Francisco, 75% include fentanyl, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

    "The Substance Use Trends report compels us to do more citywide to alleviate the overdose crisis in San Francisco's communities and save more lives," Director of Health, Dr. Grant Colfax, said. "Our new strategic overdose plan builds on the progress that's been made and pushes our public health response forward by defining our goals and public health strategies that will make the most impact. This also requires a 'whole city' approach to working together to support people who use drugs and lower their risks in every way possible."

    California Attorney General Rob Bonta recently discussed the situation in a press release but did not mention the border crisis as part of the reason for the deadly increase.

The previous poll on Eastern NC NOW showcased what are many of OUR Constitutional Republic's certain obstacles to remain viable, where the top encumbrance to that continuance as a functioning Republic was the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border. Understanding this overwhelming concern to real America citizens: Do you believe it important to challenge the veracity of those legislated concerns of Democratic Socialists by transporting Illegal Migrants to their Sanctuary cities, counties and states for their direct care?
  Yes; test the depth of their "compassion" by giving Democratic Socialists an opportunity to enact all Sanctuary provisions in their communities to test how much they truly do care.
  No; the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Project is designed to only inundate "Red States" to begin their Demographic Upheaval for the benefit of we Democratic Socialists, our politics.
  I generally do NOT care about politics, but it is fun watching abject hypocrites squirm; maybe I will start getting more involved.
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In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
697 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
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