Overdose deaths plateaued in 2022, information present

Drug overdose deaths within the U.S. plateaued for many of 2022, in response to new information from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), displaying only a slight enhance after vital spikes in years prior. 

CDC researchers documented 105,452 reported overdose deaths final yr — and estimate that determine might be 109,680 — which is up 2 % from the deaths reported in 2021. 

That uptick remains to be a lot smaller than the 30 % enhance recorded in 2020 and the roughly 15 % enhance in 2021. 

However regardless of the obvious slowdown, the information reveals 2022 was the second yr in a row that greater than 100,000 People have misplaced their lives to drug overdoses.

Twenty-three states reported fewer overdose deaths final yr than the yr prior, whereas the remaining noticed deaths enhance — barring Iowa, which noticed no change. 

Information present drug overdose deaths involving fentanyl have climbed lately. Overdose deaths amongst youngsters have doubled during the last three years, and the deaths have quadrupled amongst seniors within the final 20 years.

The Related Press contributed.

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