Posts from August, 2015

10 Years of Growth of Drug Overdose Rates in America

We know drug use is up and deaths from drug overdose are up, but these colorful charts show us a decade of growth in all census segments of the US.
Overdose deaths per 100,000 people have been reported for the decade between 2000 and 2010, showing deaths from drug abuse is up across the board, with painkiller abuse leading the list, and heroin rising fast in somes states.

Drug Take-Back Day 2015 : September 26

Last year's Georgia Drug Take Back Day removed almost 6,000 lbs of unwanted drugs from homes in Georgia. If you haven't seen a pile of Diet Coke weighing that much, you must see our clever graphic "Georgia Drug Take Back Day Totals 2014"
The 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place at sites across the country on September 26, 2015. In a statement at the announcement of the event, Rosenberg said, "“Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat. Please clean out your medicine cabinet and...