It’s Not Just Opioids

Deaths from drug overdoses have recently multiplied in the U.S., to the point that overdoses are reducing average life span for several demographic slices of the adult population. Opioid abuse is being blamed as the main killer. Doctors’ narcotic prescriptions led to a glut of prescription pain pills in people’s cabinets, which often lead to abuse, and then use of less expensive street opioids that are even more dangerous than prescription drugs.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2017/11/mixing_opioids_with_other_drugs_makes_them_particularly_risky.html