Too many times, our police officers, EMTs and other first responders see first-hand the dangers of overdoses
, she said.
Specifically in 25 states (Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin), opioid overdose
deaths dropped 5% overall, but fentanyl-related deaths increased 11%.
Awareness Day is a global event that aims to raise awareness of overdose
and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.
This likely also contributed to the decrease in overdose
The researchers found that compared with rural counties, urban counties had a higher age-adjusted rate of drug overdose
deaths in 2017 (22.0 versus 20.0 per 100,000, respectively).
"Every day, we see lives around us being changed and lost to overdose
does not discriminate - it could be you or someone you love, a friend, colleague or your neighbor.
Among 70,237 drug overdose
deaths in the United States in 2017, 47,600 (67.8%) involved an opioid.
* The largest category of drugs used in workplace overdose
deaths were illicit drugs such as cocaine, cannabinoids and heroin.
5XThinking's CEO, Simon Hall, will now become Overdose
Digital's managing director for EMEA, and will work alongside the existing leadership team to drive further growth for the organisation, as well as continue to deliver high performance eCommerce strategies.
"This study suggests going up and down on opioid doses -- also called dose variability -- could present an increased risk of overdose
. Through this study, we also found eventually discontinuing opioid therapy may prevent overdoses
," said Ingrid.
Many states have adopted policies aimed at combatting the overdose
Americans are now more likely to die from a drug overdose
than a car accident, making drug abuse the leading cause if accidental death.
is very much real and here are the common signs of it happening.
For instance, prior to 2015, fentanyl accounted for less than three percent of New York overdose
deaths annually; by 2016, it was 44%.
"Overall, the overdose
epidemic continues to worsen, and it has grown increasingly complex by coinvolvement of prescription and illicit drugs," Lawrence Scholl, PhD, MPH, and his associates at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention wrote in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.