Addiction and the Next Attorney General
The Crime Report
January 10, 2017

“Our nation is in the midst of the worst addiction epidemic in our history.

“The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, the highest figure ever reported.

“Heroin deaths rose 23% in a year and are now higher than the number of gun homicides. The unparalleled extent of this crisis was confirmed in ‘Facing Addiction,’ the groundbreaking report issued by the Surgeon General last November.”

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