Costa Rica has seen an increase in opioid overdoses and the country is struggling to contain the problem, according to a recent report by the Costa Rican Institute of Health and the World Health Organization.
According to the report, the country saw nearly 2,000 new cases of opioid overdose in 2016, which has increased to more than 3,300 in the first half of 2017.
The country has also seen a dramatic increase in fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can cause fatal overdoses.
“The problem has gone up, the epidemic is getting worse, and it’s affecting the entire country,” said Dr. Antonio Aranda, director of the Costa Rica Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
“This epidemic has gone into its sixth year.
It’s not just in Costa Rica, it’s across the region, in Mexico, and in the United States.”
In the past year, Costa Rica’s drug crisis has gotten worse.
According to the Costa Ricans National Health Ministry, more than 2,300 cases of non-fatal overdose have been reported across the country.
That number has tripled since 2014, and there are now nearly 2.6 million people living with opioid dependency in Costa Rico.
The opioid epidemic is expected to continue for some time, as more states move to legalize and regulate the drug, said Dr