New Research: Death By Opioid Rate Surpasses Car Accidents For First Time Ever

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For the first time in U.S. history, you’re statistically more likely to die from an opioid overdose than you are in a car crash.

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Researchers say Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, as opposed to 1 in 103 in a car accident.

Even worse, they say opioid-related overdoses have been under-counted by as much as 35 percent.

The leading cause of death in the U.S. is still heart disease at a 1 in 6 chance, followed closely by cancer at 1 in 7.

It’s also been noted that the odds of dying from a preventable, unintentional injury have gone up over the past 15 years, making it the third leading cause behind cancer and heart disease.

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