You may have heard this following fact and assumed that it was a lie: More than half of drug overdose deaths involve prescription drugs, and opioid-related deaths now exceed deaths involving heroin or cocaine—combined.
It’s not a lie. It’s a fact from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC, and they say it’s a growing problem. There are close to 40,000 drug overdose deaths each year, and that number has increased over the last 11 consecutive years. There are more drug overdoses than auto accident deaths in the United States each year. Continue Reading →