Opioid overdose a leading cause of death in United States

Opioid overdose a leading cause of death in United States

According to CNN, data from 2017 shows that Americans have a one in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, higher than the one in 103 probability of dying in a vehicle crash. Many still do not see it as a major threat to them or their family.

"Your odds of dying are 1 in 1", Kolosh added.

Kolosh noted that opioid overdose is a very specific poisoning, with lifetime odds of death that are much greater than the risk of death from falls, gunshot wounds, drowning or fire.

The NSC highlights, however, that the odds given are statistical averages over the whole United States population and do not necessarily reflect the chances of death for a particular person from a particular external cause. There are also proposals to open clinics where opioid users can freely use their drugs under supervision, that way if an overdose does occur, a trained medical professional can keep them alive. Falls are the third leading cause of preventable death.

"The data really underscore the importance of knowing the biggest risks to our safety", said Vogel. "If, as a society, we put the appropriate rules and regulations in place we can prevent all accidental deaths in the future". "This is simply not true", it wrote. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103.

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According to government reports, 130 people died every day from drug overdoses in 2016 and 2017 combined.

Heart disease is still the most likely cause of death (1 in 6) with cancer second most likely (1 in 7), followed by chronic lower respiratory disease (1 in 27) and suicide (1 in 88) before you get to opioid overdose and vehicle crash.

"What began more than 2 decades ago as a public health problem primarily among young and middle-aged white males is now an epidemic of prescription and illicit opioid abuse that is taking a toll on all segments of United States society", the researchers wrote. Since painkillers are often more expensive than many street drugs, consume more and more Americans to Heroin, which is stretched with relatively low Opioid Fentanyl.

Vermont saw its overdose death rate drop by around 6 percent in 2017 with the continued expansion of a hub and spoke system that integrates addiction treatment into the rest of health care. And now the USA is in the middle of a third wave, as fentanyl offers a more potent, cheaper - and deadlier - alternative to heroin.

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