Drug overdose deaths continue to climb in Michigan, across nation
The number of people who died of drug overdoses in a single year has reached an all-time high, yet another grim milestone in the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis.
More than 104,000 people nationwide died of overdoses during the 12-month period ending in September 2021, according to newly released provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That figure eclipses — by 15.9% — the 90,000 deaths that occurred during the 12 months ending in September 2020.
In Michigan, 2,933 people died during the 12 months ending in September 2021, compared with 2,741 during the 12 months ending in September 2020, the CDC data said. It is an increase of 7%.
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