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$50K grant helped cut Fairfield opioid deaths in half


A $50,000 State Opioid Response (SOR) grant from South Carolina’s Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services has resulted in a 50 percent decrease in overdose deaths, a 65 percent decrease in the number of opioid and stimulant arrests and a 7.6 percent decrease in drug seizures in Fairfield County during the grant period from January, 2021 through Sept. 17, 2021 in comparison to 2019 and 2020.

The grant award was made to the Fairfield Opioid Response Team in partnership with Fairfield Behavioral Health Services, Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, Winnsboro Public Safety Emergency Medical Services, Coroner’s Office and Fairfield County Emergency Management/911.