The Epidemic No One Had Anticipated
The opioid crisis has swept through San Diego, an area where people had rarely died of overdoses.
How Opioid Addiction Caught San Diego Communities Unaware
Opioid deaths had long been common in downtown San Diego and in City Heights, and those numbers stayed steady. But starting around 2007 deaths spiked in communities where people rarely had died of opioid overdoses. Although the numbers weren’t huge, they were a significant increase. (Castaneda, 9/12)