Drug overdose deaths exceed 90,000 annually in the United States, due to abuse of prescription drug abuse and illegal drugs:
|“||Nearly 92,000 persons in the U.S. died from drug-involved overdose in 2020, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids.||”|
Illegal fentanyl use -- most of it associated with a southern open border -- has become the single biggest cause of drug overdose deaths.
|“||The lethality of the illicit drug supply appears to have driven an exponential rise in the overdose death rate among U.S. teens amid the COVID-19 pandemic – an increase that’s come without a parallel surge in drug use itself.||”|
Addiction is the cause of most drug overdoses.