Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Ripples Across America

Deaths from overdoses are
reaching levels similar to the
H.I.V. epidemic at its peak

[Deaths from drug overdoses have jumped in nearly every county across the United States, driven largely by an explosion in addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin.

Some of the largest concentrations of overdose deaths were in Appalachia and the Southwest, according to newcounty-level estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of these deaths reached a new peak in 2014:47,055 people, or the equivalent of about 125 Americans every day.]  Read the full article here | THE NEW YORK TIMES

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