The nation’s opioid crisis is killing young white American men more than any other demographic group, new research from the federal government reveals.
The latest report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds that young white men in the United States are dying at the fastest rate from fentanyl, the deadly opioid where one pound can kill more than 220,000 people.
Between 2011 and 2016, fentanyl overdose deaths increased by more than 1,000 percent. In 2011, for example, there were about 1,660 Americans who died of fentanyl overdoses. Fast-forward to 2016,when there were 18,335 Americans who died from fentanyl.