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Death and Dying: By the Numbers In America

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, March 18, 2021

QUESTION: How many people in the U.S. die each day from overdoses involving PRESCRIPTION opioids?

ANSWER: According to recent data published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 41 people/day (14,965) are dying from an overdose involving prescription opioids. This CDC website – https://www.cdc.gov/rxawareness/index.html – provides resources for individuals struggling with opioid drug abuse.


330,147,087

That’s the estimated population in the United States as of this writing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Clock.


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539,320

 

Number of American deaths from COVID-19, year-to-date (as of 1900 CST, 18 March 2021)

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163,700

 

Number of annual tobacco-related deaths annually

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95,265

 

Number of annual deaths from excessive alcohol consumption

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39,566

 

Number of firearm-related deaths in 2019

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36,096

 

Number of motor vehicle-related deaths in 2019

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0

 

Number of deaths that have ever occurred from overdose of marijuana.

What are its overdose effects?”
No deaths from overdose of marijuana have been reported.”
– Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration
Marijuana Fact Sheet, April 2020

Clinical studies show that the physiological, psychological, and behavioral effects of marijuana vary among individuals and present a list of common responses to cannabinoids, as described in the scientific literature:

• Dizziness, nausea, tachycardia, facial flushing, dry mouth, and tremor initially

• Merriment, happiness, and even exhilaration at high doses

• Disinhibition, relaxation, increased sociability, and talkativeness

• Enhanced sensory perception, giving rise to increased appreciation of music, art, and touch

• Heightened imagination leading to a subjective sense of increased creativity


Yeah, buddy.

That sure sounds like a “dangerous” drug to me.

And THAT is OFFICIAL, coming from the DEA.

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