Laredo Fire Department says help is available for those suffering substance abuse

Laredo has already passed the number of deaths linked to overdosing for 2022.
Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - The overdose epidemic continues to surge across the country, and unfortunately, Laredo has not been spared from its deadly grasp.

So far, the death toll linked to substance abuse is nearing 50. First responders are grappling with the escalation of overdose cases.

We spoke with the Laredo Fire Department about the current trend, and they tell us about the most important thing for people to know, who might be addicted to substances, is that help is out there.

So far, Laredo has surpassed the number of overdose deaths from last year. 2022 saw 40 people die from substance abuse. According to the Laredo Police Department, we were at 46 as of June.

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