A glimmer of hope in Snohomish County's opioid epidemic
Kim Malcolm talks with KUOW reporter Anna Boiko-Weyrauch about the opioid epidemic in Snohomish County. In July, county health officials reported 57 overdoses in a single week. Of those, 40 lives were saved because the overdose-reversal drug naloxone was given during the overdose.
In 2017, officials counted 37 overdoses during a similar point-in-time survey.