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Latest Data on Opioid Abuse

Data Source: Age-adjusted drug overdose death rates were 6.5/100,000 for opioid drugs, compared with just 2.8/100,000 for illicit drugs, including heroin, cocaine, hallucinogens, or stimulants.


Death Rates taken from the National Vital Statistics System multiple casue of death files, age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census population.

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