Pain in the nation: Building a national resilience strategy. Alcohol and drug misuse and suicide and the millennial generation — a devastating impact.
Trust for America's Health, Well Being Trust
In 2017, more than 152,000 Americans died from alcohol- and drug-induced fatalities and suicide. That’s the highest number ever recorded and more than twice as many as in 1999.1 The largest number of these deaths, almost half, were the result of drug overdoses—more than the peak annual total from HIV, guns, or car crashes.2 Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust have called for immediate and sustained attention and investment in a National Resilience Strategy to address this rising death toll.3 This issue brief is a continuation of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust’s Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Crises and the Need for a National
Resilience Strategy series. It focuses on young adults, ages 20 to 34, often called Millennials. The Pain in the Nation series helps inform and create a comprehensive National Resilience Strategy.