Families rise up against fentanyl in Raleigh

Aug. 22—RALEIGH — Each year, the number of fentanyl deaths in North Carolina — from 442 in 2016 to 3,163 in 2021, according to the N.C. Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

Some citizens have begun to rise up against fentanyl. Organizations from across the state gathered in Raleigh to commemorate the first annual National Fentanyl Awareness and Prevention Day on Sunday, Aug. 21, in an event called the “Rise Up Rally,” said organizer Patricia Drewes.

Tyler Davis of the Henderson Dispatch covered the Rise Up Rally and published this article.  The orginal appears on the Henderson Dispatch web site however requires a subscription for access.

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