In 2017, more than 152,000 Americans died from alcohol- and drug-induced fatalities and suicide. That's the highest number ever recorded and more than twice as many as in 1999. The largest number of these deaths, almost half, were the result of drug overdoses--more than the peak annual total from HIV, guns, or car crashes. Trust for America's Health and Well Being Trust have called for immediate and sustained attention and investment in a National Resilience Strategy to address this rising death toll.
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