More Than 30,000 Americans Died From Opioid Overdoses Last Year

Overdose deaths associated with prescription and illicit opioids increased to 33,091 last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That number marks an increase of almost 5,000 deaths from the previous year, The Washington Post reports.

Deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl were largely responsible for the increase, the article notes.

Full story of opioid overdoses last year at drugfree.org

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