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dateline: June, 2018. in the United States of Addiction:

How's America's War on Drugs Doin'?

(WHAT War on Drugs?)

Read 'em and Weep!   OR take action to save the lives of 100s of thousands of Americans, many of them your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.

Annual Causes of Death in the United States | Drug War Facts

drugwarfacts.org/chapter/causes_of_death
Deaths Attributed to Tobacco Smoking (Each year from 2005 through 2009)1 ..... 10Estimated Drug-Induced Mortality in the US, by Gender and Race/Ethnicity ..... "During 1999–2008, overdose death rates, sales, and substance abuse ...

Drug use in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts | Statista

https://www.statista.com › Health & Pharmaceuticals › State of Health
Estimated number of illicit drug users worldwide from 2011 to 2015, by drug (in millions)*. + ... Number of people in the U.S. who used selectedillicit drugs in the past year as of 2016 (in 1,000). +. Number of heroin ... Lifetime prevalence of drug use within grades 8, 10 and 12 in the U.S.1991-2017 ... 4. Drug-related deaths.

[PDF]2. drug statistics and trends - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

https://www.unodc.org/documents/wdr/WDR.../2.0_Drug_statistics_and_Trends.pdf
monly used illicit drugs, followed by opiates and cocaine. However, in ... drug-related morbidity and mortality. Additionally, to ... US: Types of druguse in the past year. Fig. 94: .... users (between 10%-15% of estimateddrug users) in the world.

Substance Use - Our World in Data

https://ourworldindata.org/substance-use
Substance use is broad in its definition, being inclusive of alcohol and other drugs. ... It's estimated that globally, around 164 million people had an alcohol or drug .... Disease burden is measured in DALYs (Disability-Adjusted Life Years) lost. .... at over 10 deaths per 100,000; it was followed closely by the United States with ...

[PDF]Chapter 13 ILLiCiT DRUG USE - World Health Organization

www.who.int/publications/cra/chapters/volume1/1109-1176.pdf
by L DEGENHARDT - ‎Cited by 141 - ‎Related articles
studies of drug users that had estimated mortality due to the four indi- vidual causes .... ported a 10-year study of mortality in cannabis usersamong 65171 members of ..... illicit drug users who have been treated in Europe and North America.

FastStats - Illegal Drug Use - CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/drug-use-illegal.htm
May 3, 2017 - Percent of persons aged 12 years and over with any illicit drug use in the ... Drug-poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin: United States, 2000-2013 ...
Missing: projected ‎10

[PDF]Consequences of Illicit Drug Use in America - Obama White House ...

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/.../consequences_of_illicit_drug_use_-_fact_sh...

Compared to other causes of preventable deaths, drug-induced causes exceeded ... reported driving under the influence of an illicit drug during the past year.5 ... marijuana users, whereas fewer than one in ten (9.1%) of those who ... The economic cost of drug abuse in the US was estimated at $193 billion in 2007, the last. (Wonder what it is for 2017? From CNBC:

"Economic cost of the opioid crisis: $1 trillion and growing faster (as of Feb 13, 2018)

-The economic toll of the opioid crisis is estimated to have topped $1 trillion from 2001 through 2017, a new report says.

-The economic fallout from the epidemic of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse is on track to cost $500 billion from 2018 to 2020 alone.

-More than 62,000 Americans are believed to have fatally overdosed from opioids in 2017.

by Dan Mangan | @_DanMangan at CNBC Published 6:01 AM ET Tue, 13 Feb 2018"

The opioid epidemic, explained - Vox

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/.../opioid-epidemic-drug-overdoses
Aug 3, 2017 - 2015 was the worst year for drug overdose deaths. ... that as many as 650,000 people will die over the next 10 years from opioid ... Thenillicit drug traffickers followed suit, inundating the country with heroin .... About 2.1 million people are estimated to have an opioid use disorder inAmerica — and experts ...

Trends & Statistics | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics
Apr 21, 2017 - Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our Nation, ... Health Care, Overall, Year Estimate Based On ... Volume 54, Number 10, October 2016. ... NDEWS monitors drug use trends in 12 sentinel communities across the United States ... NIDA has compiled data on drug overdose deaths from this ...

 

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