Originally published by WYPR.

An inaugural survey from Johns Hopkins University is shedding light on how dangerous drug overdoses are in Baltimore city and county.

The first-ever Baltimore Area Survey, found that more than a quarter of residents had a loved one who died from a drug overdose.

“If you think about one in every four people you meet in the Baltimore area has experienced, personally, someone has actually lost a loved one to an overdose,” said Michael Bader, the director of JHU’s 21st Century Cities Initiative, which conducted the research. “That’s a profound thing that we’re able to show and there were no racial differences here.”

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