Substance-Involved Mortality

Death from drug poisoning is a national issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), substance-involved mortality is the leading cause of injury-related mortality in the United States. 

About 61 percent of substance-involved mortality was attributed to opioids, such as heroin and prescription painkillers, in 2014. Heroin-involved overdose deaths have tripled across the U.S. from 2011 to 2014.