March 11, 2024
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders | Tea Leaves
  • A record number of high school teens died of drug overdoses in 2022 in an alarming trend driven primarily by fentanyl poisonings from counterfeit pills, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Using data from the CDC, the Boston researchers found that an average of 22 adolescents ages 14 to 18 years old died each week in the U.S. from drug overdoses in 2022. The death rate for drug overdoses among teens is more than double what it was in 2018, according to the study, which is titled “The Overdose Crisis Among U.S. Adolescents.”  (Article here)