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At the current rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States, what is the average lifetime chance of dying from a drug overdose?

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At the current rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States, one in every 59 people will die of a drug overdose. The drug overdose death rate in the U.S. has risen by 3.5 times since 2000. In 2017, more than 70,000 people were killed by drug overdoses.

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