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Deaths Associated With Alcohol, Drugs & Suicide Rose 20% In 2020

In the United States during 2020, there were 186,763 deaths due to alcohol, drugs, and suicide, representing a 20% increase over the previous year. The number of drug-induced deaths increased by 30% to 96,096 total. The number of alcohol-induced deaths increased by 27% to 49,061. However, there was a 3% decrease in overall suicide deaths (45,979 total).

In 2020, 49 states and the District of Columbia had more deaths due to alcohol, drugs, and suicide combined compared with 2019. New Hampshire …

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