The drug war is such a violent failure, the Surgeon General is speaking up for the first time ever

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented data on drug overdose death rates from 2001-2014, and it does not look good”.

“Prescription drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled since 2001
Opioid overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled since 2001
Benzodiazepine overdose deaths have increased by more than 600% since 2001
Cocaine overdose deaths are up 42% since 2001
Heroin overdose deaths are up nearly 500% since 2001”

In addition to this, “alcohol is killing Americans at a rate not seen in at least 35 years”—increasing 37 percent since 2002. These deaths are from causes such as alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis, and do not include deaths from drunk driving and other accidents.

Original Article (Free Thought Project):
The Drug War is such a violent failure, the surgeon general is speaking up for the first time ever
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