Opioid addiction and death rates continue to climb, as 1 million Amercians have died of a drug overdose since the year 2000.
In the latest year where data is available, 2021, nearly 80,000 Americans lost their lives to drug addiction.
While rates steadily increased under former President Donald Trump during the COVID crisis, figures are expected to skyrocket under the Presidency of Joe Biden due to the effects of inflation, the rising costs of living, and a lack of social services.
According to SHADAC (State Health Access Data Assistance Center):
‘Much of the growth in drug overdose deaths was driven by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, which increased more than 50 percent from 2019 to 2020 (see below). Fentanyl has become a key product for international drug traffickers, often finding its way as an adulterant in other drugs like heroin and cocaine, and even as an ingredient in counterfeits of common opioid prescription pills such as Oxycontin. The emergence of fentanyl in the U.S. illicit drug trade is a newer phenomenon beginning in the past decade, and it has recently spread from eastern states to increasingly affect states in the western half of the country as well.’
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