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New Jersey Drug Overdose Deaths Two Times Higher Than Road Fatalities

July 3, 2015
by Brent McCluskey
The Fix

Jeffrey Levi, executive director of the Trust for America’s Health, said that the state's data can be used to help prevent drug-related deaths, and other types of accidental deaths as well. 

“Injuries are not just acts of fate,” said Levi. “This report illustrates how evidence-based strategies can actually help prevent and reduce motor vehicle crashes, head injuries, fires, falls, homicide, suicide, assaults, sexual violence, child abuse, drug misuse overdoses and more.”

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