Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High in 2022, but May Be Plateauing: CDC

Overdose deaths reached a record high in 2022 but also rose less sharply than in previous years, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reported 107,941 overdose deaths in 2022, an increase from 106,699 in 2021. 2022’s number is the highest yet recorded in the U.S., however, the rate of increase between 2021 and 2022 slowed down compared to the spike of 31% between 2019 and 2020, suggesting that the opioid crisis may be flattening out. Much of the rise in overdose deaths can be attributed to an increase in fentanyl use as well as stimulant use — including cocaine and methamphetamine, the CDC reported.

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