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Americans dying from alcohol, drugs & suicide reaches all time high

The number of Americans dying due to substance misuse and suicide is at an all-time high.
The number of Americans dying due to substance misuse and suicide is at an all-time high.
Published: Jun. 12, 2019 at 2:21 PM EDT
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The number of Americans dying from alcohol, drugs and suicide has reached an all time high.

The Commonwealth Fund has released its yearly scorecard on health performance in each state.

It shows drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade along with increases in suicide and alcohol-deaths.

And while this is a national crisis states are affected differently.

While New eEngland and the mid-Atlantic have been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, other states have seen more deaths from suicide and alcohol than from drugs.

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