Report: Teens Die At Alarming Rate From Opioids

(24/7 Newssource) -- A new Yale University study shows  that children and teens are dying from opioid drugs at an alarming  rate.  

The Yale study indicates that there have been almost nine  thousand child and teen opioid deaths in the last two decades. 

The  study is based on mortality data from between 1999 and 2016.  

The study  also indicates that the overall drug overdose deaths during the period  are over 70 thousand.

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