CDC: Opioid overdoses stabilize nationwide, but continue to rise in La.

KALB - According to the CDC, there has been no growth in national rates of fatal opioid overdoses for the first time in almost three decades. However, state data does not reflect the same trend.

Health officials like Louisiana Department of Health’s medical director Joseph Kanter believe the trend may be due to a more widespread use of life-saving drugs like naloxone. The opioid epidemic has plagued the U.S. for years, but the rate of overdose deaths may finally be slowing down.