The Existential Pain of Being Young, White, and Affluent

Pg_3_pills“Kids born between the years 1984 and 1990 abuse painkillers (the cause of three of every four overdoses) 40 percent more than any other age group or time before them. A study published in Health Affairs suggests that the increase in fatal drug overdoses among youth has grown so severe that it is a major contributor” in the gap between life expectancy in the U.S. and other high-income countries.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/03/the-existential-pain-of-being-young-white-and-affluent/273471/

Source: TheAtlantic.com – March 8, 2013

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