The Franklin County Coroner's Office Staff has experienced firsthand the horrendous effects substance abuse can have on a person, their families and friends, and the community. These statistics are provided to emphasize the significance of the opioid epidemic in our community. 
 
Our staff works diligently to educate the serious effects of substance abuse, and continues to provide directions and guidance for recovery. If you or a loved one are suffering from substance abuse, please do not hesitate to contact our office or the affiliates below. 

KENTUCKY OPIOID CRISIS

YEAR

2012   

2013 
 
2014 
 
2015 
 
2016 
 
2017 
 
2018 
 
2019

2020

 

# OF
OVERDOSE FATALITIES

1,032

1,003

1,069

1,238

1,352

1,565

1,333

1,316

1,964 

Statistics researched by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

Kentucky Overdose Fatality Statistics

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How to help someone with addiction. 

If you or a loved one are suffering from an addiction or thoughts of self-harm, please do not hesitate to contact our office or one of the local resources listed below.
Help is available, and with public education and access to recovery assistance, an impact can be made on the epidemic our community is facing.

 

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