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By On December 20th, 2016

The Opioid Epidemic Killed More People Than Gun Violence Last Year

When people refer to America’s widespread drug and addiction issues as an “epidemic”, it can seem like alarmist to those unaffected. But, the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the phrase is far from an overstatement. According to the latest data, over 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in…

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By On May 3rd, 2013

Suicide rate jumps among adults aged 35-64

In 2009 the number of deaths from suicide surpassed the number of deaths related to motor vehicle accidents. Based on prior studies of suicide, the focus of prevention has been on youths and older adults. The 2009 study indicates that death from suicide is on the rise for middle-aged adults. The CDC undertook a study…

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