Deaths of despair: The opioid epidemic is just part of the problem

Opioid-related deaths contributed to more than 60,000 U.S. lives lost in 2016 but absolute declines in life expectancy relative to other countries and in various measures of psychosocial well-being have been observed starting as early as 1980. Researchers provide an overview of trends toward both increasing despair and declining health observed among many groups of people in the United States.
Source: Science Daily