Deadliest states for drug overdoses

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes data about drug overdose mortality rates in every state, annually. Here is a look at the states ranked by overdose-related death rates for 2016, the most recent year available.

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  • #50: The overdose death rate in Nebraska is 6.4 per 100,000 residents, the lowest in the nation.
  • #15: Indiana 24.0 deaths per 100,000 residents
  • #2: Ohio 39.1 deaths per 100,000 residents.
  • #1: West Virginia 52.0 deaths per 100,000 residents.