Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services issues opioid overdose alert

Three people overdose on opioids in Walworth County between September 25th and October 1st.

As a result, the Walworth County Public Health Department is issuing an opioid overdose alert.

Walworth County Public Health Department Public Health Officer Erica Bergstrom says typically a spike in overdoses like this means that there is some type of drug circulating that potentially contains fentanyl or another unknown opioid that’s causing a higher level of overdoses.

Bergstrom says the overdose reversal drug Narcan is available for free at the Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services, and at Open Arms Free Clinic.