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Deaths of Despair: Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Mortality in Small City and Rural America

  • Shannon Monnat
  • April 26 2017
  • W32-2017

Since 1999, nearly 2 million people living in the U.S. have died from causes related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide. The highest rates are among young and middle-aged non-Hispanic whites, especially those living in nonmetropolitan areas. This webinar will describe trends in drug, alcohol, and suicide mortality in the U.S., explore some of the potential explanations for why rates have increased over the past two decades and why these deaths are more prevalent in certain geographic areas, and discuss what it will take to counter these trends.


Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Place


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