Wagga region's accidental drug overdoses up by 33 per cent since 2005, Penington Institute finds

Rex Martinich
By Rex Martinich
September 2 2021 - 7:00pm
Penington Institute deputy chief executive Dr Stephen McNally, who says Wagga's rising drug overdose deaths could be caused by a shortage of treatment services and rising prescription painkiller use. Picture: Penington Institute

The Wagga region's drug-related deaths have continued to increase over the past 15 years, with 28 people losing their lives to unintentional overdoses between 2015 and 2019.

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Rex Martinich

Rex Martinich

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Journalist for the Daily Advertiser in Wagga Wagga covering politics and data. Mobile: 0437 853 137 Email: rex.martinich@dailyadvertiser.com.au

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