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NIH News Releases February 2, 2022

Suicides by drug overdose increased among young people, elderly people, and Black women, despite overall downward trend

Nearly 92,000 people died from drug overdoses overall in the U.S. in 2020, but because it can be difficult to determine whether overdose deaths are intentional, the actual numbers are likely even higher.

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