Deaths of Despair strike women too
An Update on Deaths of Despair From Newly Released 2018 Vital Statistics
Mortality rates from drug overdose in midlife (ages 25 to 64) fell between 2017 and 2018, largely the result of a decline in mortality from prescription opioids. Mortality rates from synthetic opioids (primary fentanyl) continued to rise. In addition, mortality rates from suicide and alcoholic liver disease continued to climb.