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MDH: Deaths From Opioids, Suicide & Alcohol Continue To Rise Or Remain High

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Health officials in Minnesota say yearly deaths from opioids, alcohol and suicide are continuing to rise or remain near multi-year highs.
The Minnesota Department of Health revealed Monday data from 2017, showing that 422 Minnesotans died from opioids, 636 died from alcohol-related incidents and 783 died by suicide.

Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says the state is working to address the rising rates with community-level solutions, such as mental and chemical health treatment options, fatality review teams and making sure the anti-overdose drug naloxone is easily available...
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