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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.