This Overdose Awareness Day, US overdose deaths are at record highs – Vox

The current drug overdose crisis has killed more people than who live in major US cities like Denver and Washington, DC.

According to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017 was the worst year for drug overdose deaths in US history. That year, more than 72,000 people died of overdoses — or nearly 200 people a day. That’s more overdose deaths in a single year than ever before, and at least two-thirds of those deaths were linked to opioids.

Source: This Overdose Awareness Day, US overdose deaths are at record highs – Vox

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