“International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized globally on August 31 to raise awareness about the risks of overdose, honor the individuals whose lives have been lost, and acknowledge the grief felt by families, friends and the community; and,in 2020, the rate of opioid overdose deaths was highest for people aged 35-44 (46.6 per 100,000), while people aged 15-24 experienced the largest percentage increase in opioid overdose death rates between 2019 and 2020.  African Americans have historically lower rates of opioid misuse and opioid involved overdose deaths, growth in opioid overdose deaths among this population now outpaces that of white Americans in the United States.”


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