Deaths in 2020 from drug overdoses
CDC Report December 2020
Percentage of opioid deaths involving benzodiazepines
CDC Mortality and Morbidity Report
Number of Coloradoans who died in 2020 from opioid overdoses
2018 costs of the opioid epidemic
Society of Actuaries - October 2019
Opioids in the news
Overdoses are the #1 cause of accidental death in our country. 81,230 overdose deaths occurred in the United States from June 2019 through May 2020. That’s the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a single year. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl are the biggest drivers but the use of stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamines is also on ...
More than 20 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder. Now, COVID-19 has left many locked down, laid off, and flooded with uncertainty. So far, experts see signs of relapses, rising overdoses, and other worries. What can be done?
Dave Quisenberry is determined to stay away from opioids, which have robbed him of so much. When ...