Overdoses Spiking in Santa Cruz County

December 9, 2021   |   Tags:
Santa Cruz County is seeing a spike in fentanyl overdoses. Health officials say they are up 66% compared to last year. It's been an alarming surge that is impacting the entire community. The reasons behind those increases can be everything from depression during this pandemic, to fentanyl becoming more available to the community. "I had addictions. I was doing all of the same stuff that you hear about." This 55-year-old man didn't want us to use his real name, so we'll call him Bill. Six years after his mother died, he turned to heroin. While living homeless he encountered people...


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