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.

Source: – March 8, 2013