Overdose in the USA
Whenever there is a problem, awareness is crucial for making a change. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of the severity of overdose deaths in the United States. Each day, 100 Americans die from a drug overdose, making it the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.
Both prescription drugs and illegal drugs are the cause of overdose deaths in the United States. In fact, prescription painkillers cause nearly half of overdose deaths. Additionally, illegal drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, as well as alcohol, are to blame for the other overdose deaths.
Awareness of our nation’s drug overdose problem can help save lives. The following infographic discusses the statistics and facts of drug overdose in the United States. Continue reading to learn more about this problem.