US drug overdose data, visualized
Reddit user optsyn posted a data visualization of US drug overdose deaths from 1999-2014. It’s a compelling piece of data graphically displayed.
Well worth sharing here.
Remember: for the most part, the opioid crisis – reflected here as a subset of this data, I assume – is a self-inflicted, system-generated crisis. It comes from a lack of a coherent health care system rather than from street drug use or some other nefarious means.
This display shows where the effects of that system-generated crisis are being most acutely felt.