In recent years, life expectancy in the US has been dropping. A significant contributor to that drop has been deaths of despair. Drug overdoses and suicides have increased in tandem with the opioid crisis, and the outcome is shorter lives. Today we’ll talk about these tragic deaths and what we might do about them.

This is the second of four episodes in our series on opioids, which is supported by the National Institute for Healthcare Management Foundation.

Related HCT episodes:
The Opioid Crisis in 2020: https://youtu.be/GOOU_kXUdj0
Opioid Playlist 2016: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInnjfanZG6HD0H1m6Xpnfvh

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Aaron Carroll — Writer
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