When:
July 14, 2022 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
2022-07-14T11:30:00-07:00
2022-07-14T12:30:00-07:00
Cost:
Free

The report is the latest in a series of reports tracking the nation’s deaths of despair crisis. Deaths associated with alcohol, drugs, and suicide took the lives of 186,763 Americans in 2020, a 20 percent one year increase in the combined death rate and the highest number of substance misuse deaths ever recorded for a single year. While alcohol, drug, and suicide deaths have been increasing for decades, the 2020 increase was unprecedented and driven by a 30 percent increase in the rate of drug-induced deaths and a 27 percent increase in the rate of alcohol-induced deaths. Please join us as we discuss steps policymakers should take to begin to reverse these crises. The briefing will include time for Q&A from the audience.