Here’s a look at the numbers linked to the Middletown opioid epidemic in terms of time, costs and lives.
$16,000 – The amount of money the city of Middletown has spent for Narcan just in the past two months.
$11,000 – The amount of money the city of Middletown spent for Narcan in 2016.
577 – The number of Middletown EMS runs for a reported opioid overdose made through June 16, 2017
532 - The number of Middletown EMS runs for a reported opioid overdose for all of 2016.
$600 – The approximate cost of sending a Middletown EMS unit on a run.
140 – The number of people referred for opioid recovery treatment in the Middletown Heroin Response Team’s first year of operation.
74 – The number of opioid overdose deaths reported in the city of Middletown in 2016.
51 – The number of opioid overdose deaths reported in the city of Middletown through June 17, 2017.
$30 – approximate cost Middletown spends per dose of Narcan.
12.4 – The percentage of Middletown EMS run volume just for opioid overdoses through June 17, 2017.
5.7 – The percentage of Middletown EMS run volume just for opioid overdoses for all of 2016.
SOURCE: City of Middletown Division of Fire
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