Moms Taking Action to Save Lives
Submission Date: March 13, 2014
Attributing Author: Gretchen Burns Bergman
Source: HuffPost Health Living
Every day, 105 people are dying in the United States due to an accidental overdose. This is a tragedy of epic proportions!
Despite over 40 years of failed drug policy and billions of dollars wasted on waging a war on drugs, overdose deaths continue to increase. One might argue that these punitive policies actually contributed to the rise in these tragic deaths, because of the stigmatization and criminalization of people who use drugs or who are addicted to drugs. Overdose is now our country’s leading cause of injury death for people 25 to 64, more than vehicular accidents.