Report States 50,000 Died In 2016 From Drug Overdose

Centers for Disease Control Report 50,000 Died In 2016 From Drug OverdoseDrug overdose is one very serious problem in America even though it seems to be under looked by many. The Centers for Disease Control has recently reported that some 50,000 people died in the United States as a result of drug overdose in 2016. And if this is not problem enough, the CDC says most of those who die are young people.

You may feel unconcerned about this problem. You probably do not feel concerned because you are sure you do not do drugs. But consider these facts; there is an increase in emergency room visits, accidents as a result of drug under the influence of drugs, domestic violence and drug related crimes. If a drug overdose does not affect you directly, it could indirectly.

While Chicago and Baltimore seem to be hardest hit, many American towns and cities are seeing an increase in the number of drug overdose casualties. The effects of drug overdose may not be seen immediately, but they have rippling effects on society. The situation not only has a direct impact on individuals, it also has indirect consequences on the society. As a result of drug overdose, many more people commit crimes. And of course one of the end results of crimes is death.

You may be wondering why you need information on the number of people who die as a result of drug overdose. You’re probably wondering how this is of any concern to you when you are not involved in all that. Well, knowledge of the number of people who are affected, and especially die from drug overdose will give you a clear picture of how serious the problem is. It helps you better appreciate the enormity of the problem and could trigger you to seek a form of solution, at least for yourself and those close to you.

Anyone could be a victim of drug overdose, so precaution in all its forms is necessary. Remember that up to 50,000 lives were wasted in the United States in 2016 as a result of drug overdose. This is probably serious enough to merit some precaution.


Did you know an addiction can be caused by a mental disorder?

One of the primary reasons that mental disorders and substance abuse so often go hand-in-hand is that drugs and alcohol can provide an escape from the pressures of mental health problems. Self-medicating is surprisingly common: you’re not alone.

But unlike real, effective, long-term solutions, such as medication and detoxification in a treatment center, drugs and alcohol won’t amount to effective treatment.

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