Every day in the United States, 174 people die from a
drug-related overdose, according to Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention - 116 of those deaths are the result of
opioids. Opioids were involved in 42,249, or 67 percent, of
2016 drug overdose deaths. The data shows that people are dying
from more potent and dangerous opioids, and are simultaneously
using multiple drugs like heroin, fentanyl, cocaine,
methamphetamines and benzodiazepines.