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Report: More Cayuga County residents are seeking treatment for opioid abuse

A new state report revealed that more Cayuga County residents entered treatment for opioid abuse in 2016 than 2015.

In 2015, 348 Cayuga County residents were admitted to a state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services-certified treatment program, according to data from the latest County Opioid Quarterly Report, published this fall by the state Department of Health. That number increased to 361 in 2016 and stood at 104 for January through March of 2017.

The report, which the state health department began publishing in 2016, also includes information about the number of opioid-related deaths, emergency room and hospital visits and administration of the overdose reversal drug naloxone.

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