Deaths from drug overdose in the U.S. fell for the first time in three decades, showed a new report of the Centre for control and prevention of diseases.
According to the CDC, last year there were about 68 000 deaths from a drug overdose this year level should remain in the range of 69 000. This means that for the first time in 30 years, the number of overdose deaths begins to decline.
Deaths from overdoses annually since 1990, reaching 70 000 in 2017. Now the level of this type of death in the U.S. is seven times higher than a generation ago. First of all, Americans die from an overdose of heroin and synthetic opioids.