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Opioids Caused 1 In 5 Deaths Among Young Adults In 2016

News | July 13, 2018

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In 2016, opioids caused one in five deaths among young adults aged 25 to 34 years. In that year, one in 65 deaths overall were opioid related. The percentage of all deaths attributable to opioids increased 292% between 2001 and 2016 (from 0.4% to 1.5%). These findings were reported in “The Burden of Opioid-Related Mortality…

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