Opioid-related overdose deaths have seen a startling increase in Lafayette Parish and experts say the situation may be even worse than the official numbers indicate.
Axis Behavioral Health and Recovery, KATC-3 and The Acadiana Advocate hosted a town hall discussion at noon Tuesday on the current state of Acadiana’s opioid crisis.
In Lafayette Parish and across the state, opioid-involved overdose deaths are rising, according to data from the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office.
The panel of experts included: Lafayette Parish Coroner Dr. Ken Odinet, Judge Tommy Duplantier and newly elected City Marshal, Reggie Thomas and psychiatric nurse practitioner Mark deClouet.
Watch a replay of the town hall discussion here: