According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 174 Americans die each day from a drug overdose. For the 12 month period ending June 2017, CDS reported that 66,817 individuals died from a drug overdose. The United States saw an increase in drug overdose deaths of 21 percent between 2015 and 2016.
and 2 million Americans had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers in 2015.
In New Jersey, in 2016, 2,000 residents died of a drug overdose – more than from guns, car accidents and suicides combined.
in fiscal year 2016, whose removal from the home was associated with circumstances involving parents substance use.
Nationally, from 1996 to 2014, 26,500 overdoses were reversed using Naloxone by lay people.