July 20, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data indicating that overdose death rates surged among Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native individuals in 2020. According to the data from 25 states and the District of Columbia, the overdose death rate increased 44 percent for Black people, 39 percent for American Indian and Alaska Native people, and 24 percent for White people. The CDC said the increase in deaths was largely driven by illegally produced fentanyl and fentanyl analogs. (Report here; Articles here, here, and here)