One of the groups of heroin/opioid addicts most likely to have a fatal overdose is also one of the hardest to reach, experts say.
Of the 3,383 people who died of drug overdoses in Pennsylvania in 2015, white males between the ages of 30 and 39 accounted for 15 percent of the total but only represent about 5 percent of the state’s population.
In general, males in their late 20s and 30s have always been the group most likely to overdose and least likely to show up in any public venue where community outreach can get a message to them, said Fred Wells Brason II, president and CEO of Project Lazarus.
“That age group is a moving target,” he said.
Source: TribLive.com – July 17, 2016