NSC: Americans more likely to die from opioids than car crash

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Opioids may be more dangerous than motor vehicles.

A new report from the National Safety Council finds Americans are more likely to die from opioids than a car crash.

The odds of dying from an accidental overdose are one in 96 – compared to one in 103 for vehicle accidents.

The Council says deaths from preventable injuries like overdoses have increased over the past 15 years. 

To combat the epidemic, the NSC recommends making addiction treatments and lifesaving drugs like naloxone more available.

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