CDC Reports 19% Increase in Teen Drug Overdose Deaths

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported an increase in teen overdose deaths by 19% between 2014 and 2015. There was an increase in rate from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens to 3.7 per 100,000. In 2015, there were around 770 overdose deaths among teenagers between the ages of 15-19 in the United States. Most of the deaths were reported as unintentional overdoses of opioid drugs. CCAPSA would like to encourage all community members and leaders to play a bigger role in substance prevention among our teens. With our impact, we have the ability to reduce substance use and abuse along with other risky teen behaviors. Click on the following week for more information on the CDC’s recent report on teen drug overdose deaths:

CDC Reports 19% Increase in Teen Drug Overdose Deaths

CDC Reports 19% Increase in Teen Drug Overdose Deaths