Opioids Now More Deadly In U.S. Than Car Crashes | WBEZ
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Opioids Now More Deadly In U.S. Than Car Crashes

A new report by the National Safety Council has revealed the harrowing statistic that the number of Americans dying by accidental opioid overdose has eclipsed the number of those killed in car accidents.

And while the opioid epidemic has taken hold of wide swaths of society, it’s hitting young adults especially hard, because there aren’t many programs geared specifically toward helping people in their late teens and early 20s.

We talk to 2 people who are reaching out to young people and helping them with recovery by creating the one thing they crave even more than the drugs-community.



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