CDC: Opioid Overdose Rates in U.S. Still Increasing
CDC: ER VISITS FOR SUSPECTED OPIOID OVERDOSES JUMPED 30 PERCENT BETWEEN JUNE 2016 AND SEPTEMBER 2017
(CNN) – The opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the nation shows no signs of abating.
In fact; according to the Centers for Disease Control it’s getting worse.
The CDC says emergency room visits for suspected opioid overdoses jumped by roughly 30 percent between June 2016 and September 2017.
The largest surge was in the Midwest, which saw an increase of 70%, with a 109% increase in Wisconsin alone.
The CDC says the problem isn’t the number of people addicted to opioids, which has remained consistent, but the lethality of opioids available.
That means drugs like heroin, prescription pain killers, and fentanyl.