Drug Abuse

CDC: Overdose Deaths Up Across Drug Categories in 2015 to 2016

CDC: Overdose Deaths Up Across Drug Categories in 2015 to 2016

From 2015 to 2016, there were increases in deaths across all drug categories examined, with 63,632 drug overdose deaths in 2016.

High Risk for Prescription Opioid, Heroin Overdose in Baby Boomer Generation

High Risk for Prescription Opioid, Heroin Overdose in Baby Boomer Generation

Individuals born between 1947 and 1964 have a significantly increased risk for prescription opioid overdose death and heroin overdose death, and those born from 1979 to 1992 also have an increased risk of heroin overdose death.

Opioid Epidemic Declared National Emergency by White House

Opioid Epidemic Declared National Emergency by White House

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The opioid epidemic has been declared a national emergency by President Donald Trump, which means federal funding can be increased and directed toward treatment programs.

SAMHSA: Opioid Abuse Rates Up Among Older Adults

SAMHSA: Opioid Abuse Rates Up Among Older Adults

While opioid abuse among young adults had decreased, abuse rates in adults 50 years and older has doubled, from 1.1 to 2.0%.

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