Interactive map shows drug overdose deaths by state

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For the first time in U.S. history, more than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in a single year. Experts blame the increase on the growing prevalence of deadly fentanyl and also point to the COVID-19 pandemic, which left many drug users socially isolated and unable to get treatment or support. The following digital embed of a map shows the change in overdose deaths by state from April 2020 through April 2021. 

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