Rising Drug Overdose Deaths Lower U.S. Life Expectancy – NBC News Now

The U.S. is facing a worsening drug epidemic. Life expectancy has fallen to its lowest level since 1996, and that is fueled largely by drug overdoses. Users are turning to drugs, not just for recreation, but really as an escape to mask their deeper emotional pain.

Dr. Jennifer Hartstein, family clinical psychologist of Hartstein Psychologist Services, joins the Mental Health Check on NBC News Now, where she discusses this new report and what people can do to treat their emotional challenges in healthier ways.

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