Overdose Deaths Have Risen at Alarming Rates over the Last Year

More than 83,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending June 2020, the most ever recorded in a single year, according to data from the CDC.

Weekly counts of all drug and opioid overdoses increased by as much as 45 percent from mid-April to October 2020 compared with the same weeks in 2019. -THE HILL

There are resources available to help healthcare professionals address the drug and opioid overdose emergency:

Please take a moment to review these resources. As medical professionals, you have the opportunity to detect and potentially mitigate or avoid intentional and accidental  overdoses in your patients.