JoCo Considers Youngster Opioid Spike

The Golden Ghetto suffers worsening ODs like every other part of the nation.

Here's a peek at what they're doing to push back . . .

"Johnson County has seen a rise in opioid abuse over the last few years, especially in teens, and reported that from 2020 to 2023, opioid abuse in teens at the county treatment center went up 40%."

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Johnson County takes action: First-ever opioid symposium aims to educate and empower against rising crisis

Communities across Kansas City have been raising their voices about the opioid epidemic. Including Johnson County, who will host its first ever opioid symposium Wednesday.