I suspect that part of this is also that vehicles have gotten so much safer that injuries from automobile crashes are down, but it’s also because overdoses are up.
Wisconsin Public Radio
Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of injury in 36 states, including Wisconsin, according to a national report.
Jeffrey Levi, the group’s executive director, said that drug abuse can have a cascading effect on people’s health.
“The overdose problem is not just related to prescription drugs, but where it leads, which is use of heroin and other injectable drugs, which then results in not just the threat of overdose deaths, but also outbreaks of Hepatitis C and HIV,” said Levi