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10 Deadliest States for Drug Overdoses

March 7th, 2019

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Over 23.5 million Americans struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction. According to the Center of Disease and Control (CDC), an estimated 130 Americans die from a drug related overdose every day. While the drug epidemic is occurring nationwide, some states have been impacted more than others. Here are the top 10 deadliest states for drug overdoses.

10. Maine: 28.7 deaths per 100,000 residents

9. Delaware and Rhode Island (tied): 30.8 deaths per 100,000 residents

7. Massachusetts: 33 deaths per 100,000 residents

6. Maryland: 33.2 deaths per 100,000 residents

5. Kentucky: 33.5 deaths per 100,000 residents

4. Pennsylvania: 37.9 deaths per 100,000 residents

3. New Hampshire: 39 deaths per 100,000 residents

2. Ohio: 39.1 deaths per 100,000 residents

1. West Virginia: 52 deaths per 100,000 residents