New Report Gives Harrowing Glance into Future of Substance Abuse, Suicide in U.S.
Amidst a stream of tragic news stories chronicling the opioid epidemic, CNBC reports on dire new projections about the pervasiveness of alcohol and drug-related deaths, as well as suicide.
"The United States — already seeing an alarming wave of deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicides — could be on the verge of a sharp increase in that carnage, a new analysis warns.
The report projects that fatalities related to drugs, booze and suicide, if recent trends hold, could spike to 1.6 million over the next decade. That would represent a 60 percent increase from the number seen in the previous 10 years. [...]
'These numbers are staggering, tragic and they're preventable,' said John Auerbach, president and CEO of Trust for America's Health, during a call with reporters Tuesday to discuss the analysis."