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

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If drug overdose deaths continue at their current pace, one in every 44 people currently alive in the U.S. will die of a drug overdose. Contrary to claims that providing more drug treatment through laws like Obamacare and legalizing marijuana would reduce such deaths, drug overdose death rates have skyrocketed since 2000, and more than 100,000 people per year are now being killed by them.

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