Notice: Undefined index: rm in /var/www/vhosts/dovetail-stl.com/curiosityandheroin.org/wp-content/plugins/responsive-menu/app/controllers/HTMLController.php on line 37 Notice: Undefined index: title_open in /var/www/vhosts/dovetail-stl.com/curiosityandheroin.org/wp-content/plugins/responsive-menu/app/controllers/HTMLController.php on line 49 Notice: Undefined index: html in /var/www/vhosts/dovetail-stl.com/curiosityandheroin.org/wp-content/plugins/responsive-menu/app/controllers/HTMLController.php on line 52 Notice: Undefined index: html_loc in /var/www/vhosts/dovetail-stl.com/curiosityandheroin.org/wp-content/plugins/responsive-menu/app/controllers/HTMLController.php on line 55 Notice: Undefined index: title_img in /var/www/vhosts/dovetail-stl.com/curiosityandheroin.org/wp-content/plugins/responsive-menu/app/controllers/HTMLController.php on line 58 Notice: Undefined index: search_loc in /var/www/vhosts/dovetail-stl.com/curiosityandheroin.org/wp-content/plugins/responsive-menu/app/controllers/HTMLController.php on line 61 Notice: Undefined index: btn_img in /var/www/vhosts/dovetail-stl.com/curiosityandheroin.org/wp-content/plugins/responsive-menu/app/controllers/HTMLController.php on line 64 Notice: Undefined index: btn_img_clicked in /var/www/vhosts/dovetail-stl.com/curiosityandheroin.org/wp-content/plugins/responsive-menu/app/controllers/HTMLController.php on line 67 Notice: Undefined index: btn_title in /var/www/vhosts/dovetail-stl.com/curiosityandheroin.org/wp-content/plugins/responsive-menu/app/controllers/HTMLController.php on line 70
Curiosity & Heroin
×
Instagram

How many people have died from prescription painkillers and heroin?

We have seen more people die from opiates in the St. Louis area in the past few years than another well-documented public health problem, violent crime. See below for the total number of people we’ve lost in the St. Louis area since 2007.

rx-painkillers-sales-and-deaths-CDC

This chart shows how prescription painkiller abuse is the cause of more deaths each year than heroin. It also shows the dramatic increase in heroin deaths in the past few years.

 

Categories: