EBR parish coroner provides sobering update on homicides and overdoses in 2021

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner released the latest homicide and overdose numbers for 2021.

The parish continues to trend well ahead of the homicide numbers in 2020.

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Overdose deaths in 2021 are not looking much better than they did in 2020.

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The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office is sharing this message in response to the “large surge in overdose deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish.”

If you are looking for help with substance abuse, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-4357 or visit Find Treatment Near You.

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