Drug overdose deaths are going up in Broward County.
Deaths from opioid overdoses topped 520 in 2016, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office. That’s about 10 a week.
Cocaine overdose deaths were up more than 60 percent in Broward in 2016 — to 230 people.
It’s part of an overall trend that’s wreaking havoc around the country: poly-substance abuse.
“There are no normal drugs anymore,” said Broward County Medical Examiner Dr. Craig Mallak. “Everything’s a combination.”