In February of 2017, Mason County's Health Officer made overdose a notifiable/reportable condition to the health department. That year 19 overdoses were reported to the health department. Of those 19, 17 were opioid overdoses and 2 were non-opioid (other substance). Unfortunately, 5 of those opioid overdoses resulted in death. Thus far in 2018, there have been 34 overdoses reported to the health department, with 22 being opioid overdose and 12 being non-opioid (other substances). Fortunately, through August 31st 2018, no reported overdoses this year have resulted in death.