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Opiate Epidemic, Addiction and Recovery Fact Sheet

The Opiate Epidemic

窶廛rug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of deaths from injury in the United States窶
Center for Disease Control
(2013) – http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/overdose.html

窶廬n 2014, there were approximately one and a half times more drug overdose deaths in the United States than deaths from motor vehicle crashes窶
Center for Disease Control
(2015) – http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm64e1218a1.htm?s_cid=mm64e1218a1_w

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