CDC Says More People Are Dying Of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before
Drug overdose deaths increased 137 percent since 2000, hitting an all-time high in 2014.By Melissa Prax | December 19, 2015
Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are up by a record-high rate.
Drug overdose deaths have increased by 137 percent from 2000 to 2014, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
Many of these deaths are from opioid abuse. Prescription drugs like morphine, codeine and illegal heroin made up 61 percent of drug-related deaths in 2014, according to the CDC. (Video via CNBC)