Drug Overdoses Contribute to Increase in Deaths Among Young and Middle-Aged Adults
A new report finds drug overdoses are contributing to the increase in deaths among young and middle-aged adults, according to The Washington Post.
Heroin and other opioids are ravaging communities across America. Deaths from heroin increased 328% between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, and this increasing trend is driven by Rx painkillers.