Pain in the nation update: Deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide reach the highest level ever recorded


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Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust
Trust for America’s Health

This issue brief reports on 2016 alcohol-and drug-induced fatalities and suicide which had reached the highest number ever recorded, 142,000 Americans or an average of one every four minutes. Data are provided by age group, sex group, state, drug type and suicide. Refers to recommendations in the report, Pain in the nation: The drug, alcohol and suicide epidemics and the need for a national resilience strategy.