A new report out today says that 44,000 people in America die each year due to drug overdoses and 52% of those are due to prescription drug overdoses. 

Drugs, cars, and guns are the three biggies responsible for injuries being the leading cause of death in America for ages 1 to 44, causing nearly 193,000 deaths per year. 

Looking at the map, there’s an obvious correlation with a state’s average socioeconomic status and drug overdoses. It’s all about the social infrastructure that an increased standard of living enables.