Official Statement on New CDC Data on Drug Overdose Deaths

November 29, 2018 | Jessica Hulsey Nickel
"This morning, the Centers for Disease Control released data showing 70,237 people died from drug overdose in the U.S. in 2017 -- a sign that we are still going in the wrong direction when it comes to addressing addiction. We’re losing 192 people a day to overdose deaths — like a plane crash every day America. These are our sons and daughters, parents, friends, siblings and neighbors at the epicenter of this epidemic. We need a comprehensive response to substance use disorders that focuses on integrating treatment into our healthcare system and helping patients and families in crisis with early detection and intervention. We can do better."
- Jessica Hulsey Nickel, Addiction Policy Forum President

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