#AmericansLoveDrugs

Americans love drugs. They drink them, smoke them, swallow them, snort them, shoot them, slam them, and kill for them.

Now the epidemic of drug overdoses in the U.S. has reached crisis levels, according to newly published data from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps project.

The following map shows the spread in per-capita drug overdoses from 2002 to 2014, the most recent year for which data is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Source: Drugs in America: Watch the Epidemic Spread | Time.com

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