Overdose deaths linked to heroin jumped 39 percent in 2013

tumblr_m5l37qV3Ec1qzp5iio1_500Bad news from the CDC:

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many more people are dying from heroin overdoses than in past years. What is particularly disturbing is the rapid jump from 2012, when 5,927 people died from a heroin overdose, to 2013, when the numbers rose to 8,260 deaths, an increase of 39 percent.

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  1. That number is ridiculous, so very sad. What is the answer?