3 Out 4 Adolescent Drug Overdose Deaths In 2021 Due To Fentanyl: AMA

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By Richard Horgan Los Angeles (Knewz) — From 2010 to 2020, drug use among Grade 10 students in the U.S. remained remarkably consistent, registering at 30.2 percent at the beginning of the decade and 30.4 percent at the end. In 2021, the American Medical Association found that drug use among this group dropped to 18.7 percent. But sadly, this downward trend was not mirrored by a reduction in overall adolescent drug deaths, thanks mainly to the availability online of illicit fentanyl during the pandemic. In 2010, there were 518 drug overdose deaths among adolescents, with rates remaining stable …

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