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Overdose Deaths Disparities Widen

July 20, 2022

CDC Vitalsigns

Differences Grew by Race, Ethnicity, and Other Factors

According to a new report from the CDC, drug overdose data show troubling trends and widening disparities between different population groups. In a year's time, overdose death rates increased 44% for Black people and 39% for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people, most of which had no evidence of substance use treatment before their deaths.

Read the full report for more information, and visit the CDC Vital Signs webpage to access infographics and other related resources. 

This report is also available for viewing via this ASL video (English).

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