Fentanyl crisis expanding in North Dakota

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Bismarck, ND) -- The fentanyl crisis in North Dakota is expanding.

The state saw an increase in 2022 in the number of people addicted to opioids and the number of patients seeking treatment for fentanyl addiction.

Officials say access is the number one reason for the increase in fentanyl use.

The Heartview foundation has received a grant to work with two hospitals and local police to take a proactive approach to the issue.