Opioid Overdoses have Surpassed Motor Vehicle Crashes

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The odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are now higher than from a car crash. According to UPI, in 2017, the odds of dying from opioid use rose to one in 96. The leading cause of preventable death is suicide, with one in 88 odds. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 115 people die each day from opioid overdoses. Overall, nearly 170,000 people died from preventable injuries in 2017.

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