Drugs & Suicide Could Kill Over 1.6 Million in the Next 10 Years

According to a new report, Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Epidemics and the Need for a National Resilience Strategy, released by the Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust, deaths from drugs, alcohol, and suicide could make up over 1.6 million fatalities over this decade (2016 to 2025). Between 2006 to 2015, there were 1 million deaths from these three causes.  Continue reading “Drugs & Suicide Could Kill Over 1.6 Million in the Next 10 Years” »

The Worst Drug Crisis in American History

In 2015, over 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses (CDC). 33,000 were fatal and two-thirds were from opioids, both prescription painkillers and heroin. The same year, for the first time ever, deaths from heroin alone surpassed gun homicides. This epidemic, like other drugs such as meth, is spread out; it affects big cities like Chicago and Baltimore just as it does small, rural Appalachia, New England, and parts of the Midwest.  Continue reading “The Worst Drug Crisis in American History” »