DRUG OVERDOSE STATISTICS
A new study revealed that opioid addicts who survive a drug overdose have the same death rate following hospital discharge as people who survive a heart attack. But why draw the comparison? Because while it is well known that heart attacks are a major cause of death in the U.S., Americans are only just now waking up to the fact that opioid overdoses are vying for a top position on America’s list of leading causes of death.
Drug and alcohol addiction is always dangerous. In 2020, it was even more dangerous. How do we know this? Because more people died from drug overdoses in 2020 than in any other year on record.
Our great nation is struggling with a highly lethal drug epidemic, one which causes problems and crippling issues of the very worst kind. For years we have felt the tight grip of the addiction crisis. With 24 million-plus people in the U.S. struggling with substance abuse, it’s likely that most of us have been affected by this problem in some way or another.