The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported an increase in teen overdose deaths by 19% between 2014 and 2015. The increase in death rate rose from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens to 3.7 per 100,000. In 2015, there were around 770 overdose deaths among teenagers between the ages of 15-19 in the United States. Most of the deaths were reported as unintentional overdoses of opioid drugs.
CCAPSA would like to encourage all community members and leaders to play a more hands on role in substance prevention among our teens. With our impact, we have the ability to reduce substance use and abuse along with other risky teen behaviors.
To read the article and the recent CDC report on teen drug overdose deaths, visit the links below: