Americans more likely to die of opioid overdose than car crash

For the first time ever in the United States, the odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose surpass the odds of dying in a car accident.

According to new numbers from the National Safety Council, the odds of dying from an accidental overdose are one in 96 compared to one in 103 for vehicle accidents.

Dr. Michael Weaver with McGovern Medical School at UT Health discusses these alarming numbers and who is being affected.

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