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Health Consequences of Drug Misuse


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Drug-related deaths have more than doubled since 2000. There are more deaths, illness, and disabilities from substance use than from any other preventable health condition. Today, one in four deaths is attributable to alcohol, tobacco, and illicit or prescription drug use. Overdose Death Rates for certain drugs.

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NIDA (2017). Health Consequences of Drug Misuse. Retrieved , from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/health-consequences-drug-misuse

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