Gazette editorial: Senseless, tragic overdose toll

December 28, 2015
Charleston Gazette-Mail

America is suffering an overdose epidemic — and West Virginia is worst of all. The curse hits people under 25 hardest. The Trust for America’s Health reports:

The Mountain State suffers 12.6 overdose deaths per 100,000 youths between ages 12 to 25 — the nation’s worst rate. In contrast, North Dakota has only 2.2 deaths.

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