Highest Rise in Drug Overdose WOMEN AGE 45 – 65

“The U.S. drug epidemic is including women.”   Studies have highlighted rising rates of drug overdose deaths among women aged 45–64 years.   We need to all be concerned with the Raising rates of Women in this particular AGE RANGE

The number and rate of deaths involving antidepressants, benzodiazepines, cocaine, heroin, and synthetic opioids each increased during this period. Prescription opioid–related deaths increased between 1999 and 2017 among women aged 30–64 years, with the largest increases among those aged 55–64.

The current findings demonstrates the remaining need to consider middle-aged women who remain vulnerable to death by drug overdose.  We need to take this Data and start an outreach program for women at risk in our communities as Overdose deaths continue to be unacceptably high, and targeted efforts are needed to reduce the number of deaths in this evolving epidemic among middle-aged women

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