The death rate for young, white Americans is the highest in decades, and mostly because of drug overdoses

And the death rate for young black people is decreasing, according to a study by The New York Times

By Katie Levingston
Published January 20, 2016 12:20AM (UTC)
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A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. An overdose of opiates essentially makes the body forget to breathe. Naloxone works by blocking the brain receptors that opiates latch onto and helping the body "remember" to take in air. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (AP)

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