New Visual Abstract: Alcohol-involved Overdose Deaths in U.S. Veterans
The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is excited to offer a new visual abstract highlighting:
The abstract highlights research into a less-studied, yet increasing cause of fatality, alcohol-involved overdose deaths, which often occur with other substances. The researchers found that alcohol-involved overdose is increasing primarily related to overdoses involving opioids and other substances. Compared to those who died of an alcohol-only overdose, Veterans who died from alcohol and opioids, or alcohol and other substances, were more likely to be Black or Hispanic or to have an opioid use disorder; and less likely to live in rural areas, or to have an alcohol use disorder (AUD).