Opioid epidemic by the numbers

By Carlos Suarez - Anchor/Reporter

Below are figures from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:

116 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses

11.5 million people misuse prescription opioids 

42,249 die from overdosing on opioids

2.1 million misuse prescription opioids for the first time 

948,000 people use heroin

$504 billion in economic costs  

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