Health Department hands out drug deactivation system to lower overdoses
According to District 4 Public Health, there were seven deaths due to drug overdoses in Troup County in 2020. Most of those deaths were white women, ages 25-34. DPH is now handing out Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems to help lower that number.
Hayla Folden, the Media Relations Specialist for District 4 Public Health, said Troup County is one of the counties with the most deaths cause by drug overdoses. She hopes the new deactivation systems will help lower those numbers.