On Aug 31, 2018, Tess Bargebuhr of Fox 8 reported on International Overdose Awareness Day:

Chase Holleman with GCSTOP says overdoses in the Triad area are still rising, but deaths from overdose are starting to fall. He said the potency of drugs being sold likely plays a role in the increase.

“It’s really impossible to tell what you’re doing and how much of what you’re doing is safe, so it’s essentially poison,” he said.

Watch the video here.