Cumberland County is fighting the battle of opioid addiction that can impact residents of all walks of life. We continue to work with our community partners to make strides in combating this epidemic in our county. The statistics on this page show that our commitment is yielding results however, the fight continues until there are no overdose deaths in Cumberland County.
Overdose related calls to 9-1-1 ticked up slightly in 2018 to 643. These are reported overdoses to our Cumberland County 9-1-1 center and reflected a 1.58% increase over 2017.
All of Cumberland County's municipal police departments have been trained and are equipped to use Naloxone. Since October 2015, local police have administered Naloxone to 281 individuals. In 241 (83.4%) of these cases, there was a successful reversal and a life was saved.
Help stop the opioid crisis by dropping off your unused medications at the 21 medication drop boxes across Cumberland county. Since it's inception, these drop boxes have collected nearly 24,000 lbs of unused medications.