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Overdoses Essay

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This article by The Washington Post reports on 7 year old girl who had been trying to wake her parents for more than a day. When she couldn’t wake her parents she took it upon herself to get dressed on Monday morning and went to school. On the bus ride home she told the driver she’d been unable to wake the adults in her house. After arriving at the scene authorities found the bodies of Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, dead of suspected drug overdoses. Also inside the home were three other children. This case is part of an epidemic of drug overdoses and their impact on families around the Allegheny area. There were 422 opioid overdose deaths in Allegheny County last year the largest death toll in the county’s history (Citation).

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