Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Supports the Declaration of a National State of Emergency
With 144 people dying every day to an accidental drug overdose, increased resources will help those struggling to obtain addiction treatment.
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.
What we see at the Partnership are not just the 144 individuals who lose their lives every day to overdose, but the families that surround them – families who have lost their hearts to a loved one’s disease.
Marcia Lee Taylor, Partnership President and CEO