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2023 Was Worst Year on Record for D.C. Opioid Deaths

WaPo [4/11] - More than 500 District of Columbia residents died of opioid overdoses last year, recent data shows, setting another grim record in the city’s struggle to combat the growing crisis. The number of deaths attributed to opioid use in the nation’s capital jumped 12 percent to 518 last year, the fifth consecutive year of increases since fentanyl became the predominant drug in overdoses, according to a March report from D.C.’s chief medical examiner. Cont.



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