Deaths Due to Drug Use Rose More than 600 Percent in 35 Years
A new study of every county in the United States finds deaths due to drug use increased more than 600 percent between 1980 and 2014.
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.