Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on December 16, 2022, which recorded a 109% increase in overdose deaths involving persons aged 10-19 years from July-December 2019 to July-December 2021. Over the same period, the same age group showed a 182% increase in deaths from illicitly manufactured fentanyl. In addition to the statistical data, the report offers strategies to reduce adolescent overdose deaths.
Earlier this year, CDC released two dashboards, a Drug Overdose Surveillance and Epidemiology system, which tracks nonfatal overdoses, and State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System, which tracks fatal overdoses that happened in 2020 and 2021, to provide the most up-to-date data on drug overdoses.
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