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Overdose deaths are a big reason white American lifespans are in decline

Overdose deaths are a big reason white American lifespans are in decline Most of those overdoses are attributed to people abusing opioids such as painkillers and heroin.8 years per person in 2014 — is the next step in a recent trend in which life expectancy increases for Americans have ground to a halt.