Broome County Emergency Services has responded to over 400 overdose calls so far this year.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar held a news conference on Wednesday to provide information on overdose calls in 2017.
From January 1 to August 31, 432 calls have been made to Broome County dispatchers.
The calls are for any overdose on any substance, not just heroin.
January had the fewest amount of OD calls with 20, while 85 were received in March.
Garnar says the public needs to know how bad the epidemic has gotten.
“These are not numbers that I’m proud to report. Nobody wants to see numbers this high in a population of 200,000, but we feel it’s important to put out the data that we have,” said Garnar.
As of July, 38 people have died from overdose, while 78 people died from an OD in all of 2016.
The numbers were released in observance of National Recovery Month.