Americans more likely to die from opioids than a auto crash


The latest numbers from the National Safety Council, which analyzed 2017 data from the National Center for Health Statistics, place accidental opioid overdoses ahead of motor vehicle crashes and falls. Lifetime odds of dying from an accidental fall are one in 114, an increase from one in 119 a year ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found that between 1999 and 2017, opioids, including fentanyl and heroin, dramatically increased the number of overdose deaths among middle-aged women across the country.

" These data reveal the gravity of the crisis". And that may only be a partial view of the problem: Opioid-related overdoses also have been undercounted by as much as 35 percent, according to a study published past year in the journal Addiction.

An individual's actual odds of dying "are affected by the activities in which they participate, where they live and drive, and what kind of work they do, among other factors", the NSC notes. "We have known for some time that opioid overdose is an everyday killer, and these odds illustrate that in a very jarring way".

Falls are the third leading preventable cause of death, behind drug overdoses and auto wrecks. They do not necessarily reflect the chance of death for a particular person. "The Council determines the Probabilities of Dying not to scare Americans but to equip them to make more secure decisions and also boost their opportunities of durability".

"Over the years we've become aware that people continue to worry about the wrong risks", Kolosh said.

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"For too long, preventable deaths and injuries have been called 'accidents, ' implying unavoidable acts of God or fate that we are powerless to stop".

In the most recent example of its impact, police in Chico, Calif., said one person died and more than a dozen people were sent to hospitals following a mass drug overdose at a home, reports CNN.

Contrasting 2017 to 2016, residence and also public deaths saw significant increases of 6 percent or even more being significantly driven by an 11 percent increase in poisoning deaths (consisting of opioid overdoses) and a 5 percent boost in fall deaths (mostly among the older population).

The White House claims that new, stronger efforts to curb illegal immigration will have a dampening effect on the Fentanyl trade.