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Teen Overdose Deaths Spike at Alarming Rate, New Data

ADDICTION NOW (09/07) – The rate of teenage drug overdose deaths spiked 19 percent from 2014 to 2015 in the U.S., a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds. In 2015, there were 772 deaths related to drug overdose among adolescents aged 15 to 19, an increase from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 people to 3.7, the data revealed. Read more

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