Idahoans More Likely to Die of Opioid Overdose Than Car Accident
It's beyond sad what is happening in Idaho and the entire United States lately with the opioid epidemic. KTVB just reported on the National Safety Council releasing details about Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than a car crash, this is the first time in history.
The report goes on to say that Americans have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose compared to a 1 in 103 chance in a vehicle crash. Unfortunately, heart disease is still at the top with a 1 in 6 lifetime chance which is what took my father just last year, so do everything possible to keep your heart strong.
The number one cause for unintentional deaths in the United States is drug poisoning with more than 100 people dying from opioid use every day. Fentanyl is now the drug most common for drug overdose deaths, it has costs so many families so much heartbreak.
We all learn at a young age that drugs are bad, but this is a reminder that drugs can easily take your life. So much crime, and many families deal with the heartache that drugs cause right here in the Treasure Valley everyday. So if you're a parent have the hard conversations with your kids and let them know how easily drugs can ruin your life.