Deaths from drug overdose in we hit always record

A record 100,000 Americans died of drug overdose between April 2020 and April 2021. The surge death the count was driven by availability of highly toxic fentanyl e social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

About 100,306 Americans lost their lives from drug overdose in the 12 months leading up to April 2021, second digits issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Opioids were responsible for just over three-quarters of these deaths, with synthetic opioids – including fentanyl, a drug 50 times more potent heroin – responsible for more from six in 10 dead.

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The CDC death count is not a final figure, while 98 thousand deaths have been concretely linked with drug overdose during the above period, a final the count can exceed 103,000. Regardless, the number is the highest never recorded in a period of 12 months in the United States. 2020 saw 93,331 people die of drug overdose, a 30% increase over 2019 and years record high until Wednesday’s tally was released.

In a statement marking the “tragic milestone” President Joe Biden said his administration is … “do everything in Our power to tackle addiction and put an end to the overdose epidemic ”. To that end, he pledged to provide better mental health and health services and boasted that his American bailout has already delivered nearly $ 4 billion “Strengthen and expand services for substance use I disturb.”

Among the states most affected by the wave in the overdoses were the Appalachian states of West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, where deaths increased 62%, 54% and 50% respectively. Although Vermont recorded the fifth lowest number of died from overdose in the nation, saw the largest percentage increase, with just below 70% more people dying.

Except a minor dip in 2018, overdose deaths have steadily climbed since 2015. Recent waves have been blamed on the coronavirus pandemic, with The 2020 peak is attributed to stress, uncertainty and a “difficulty in access life-saving treatments for substance-use disturbances “ Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug abuse, he said in a declaration in July.

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Yet the abuse of opiates was killing Americans long before the coronavirus reached the shores of the United States. voters in the most difficult-hit States like West Virginia and Kentucky sent Trump in office in 2016 pledging to end the crisis, but despite directing funding to overdose prevention and treatment, strengthening security and enforcement of trafficking at the U.S.-Mexico border, and signing a bill down on postal shipments of fentanyl from China, overdoses during his tenure have risen relentlessly.

During the fiscal year 2021 year, which ended in October, federal agents kidnapped more from twice as much fentanyl on the US-Mexico border as compared to 2020 and nearly four times as much as in 2019.

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