Drug Overdose Deaths Among Women Ages 30-64 in the United States Increased by 260 Percent: CDC

January 10, 2019

(ABC News) – As the number of drug overdose deaths continues to rise, the social awareness of the epidemic has as well. Even celebrities are opening about their addiction issues. The drug epidemic, however, has affected far more people than previously thought. Death by drug overdose is classically more common in men but a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday shows that women, specifically middle-aged women, are also increasingly affected.