Teen Overdose Deaths Doubled from 1999 to 2015
Article from Statista by Niall McCarthy
According to Statista, "The opioid crisis has inflicted a devastating toll on the U.S. since the turn of the century, claiming around half a million lives between 2000 and 2014. A 26 percent fall in the teen overdose rate between 2007 and 2014 offered a glimmer of hope but unfortunately, new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows an increase in the overdose death rate among U.S. adolescents."
This article shows the increase in overdose deaths due to the opioid crisis in recent years.