Deaths from drug overdoses have jumped in nearly every county across the United States, driven largely by an explosion in addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin.http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/07/us/drug-overdose-deaths-in-the-us.html
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Deaths from drug overdoses have jumped in nearly every county across the United States, driven largely by an explosion in addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin. Some of the largest concentrations of overdose deaths were in Appalachia and the Southwest, according to new county-level estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of these deaths reached a new peak in 2014: 47,055 people, or the equivalent of about 125 Americans every day.
Overdose or more specifically drug overdose is a term used to describe the application or ingestion of a drug or another substance in amounts that are greater than recommended. A drug overdose or an overdose may result in toxicity or a toxic state and even death.