As the last year of this decade is underway, and the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and destroy families, we are encouraged to share what we hope is a sign of progress -- a ray of hope.

While one death is still one too many, and the fight against this public health emergency is far from over, promising new data shows the number of opioid drug deaths – while still on the rise in other jurisdictions – is on the decline in Cumberland County.

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