The Death of 18-24 Year-Olds

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'Although fentanyl deaths are a major factor in those 18-24 years-old, so are suicide, homicide, alcohol, and automobile deaths. Nearly 400,000 young men and nearly 135,000 young women from 18-24 years-old have died from 2001 to 2020. These deaths include all causes, and males account for 75% of those deaths.
Males, overall, accounted for 74% of the share of deaths in 2020 and 2001-2020. It should also be noted that females showed an increase as well and a marked increase in 23 and 24 year-olds of 28% and 24% respectively. However, males accounted for 74% of deaths in those age groups and 72% to 75% in 18-22 year olds.

Many of these deaths can be prevented with the right interventions, but too few policy makers are even aware of this data in great part because it would require a recognition of the need for male advocacy. And regardless of one’s politics, it’s critical the U.S. look at the challenges at the border that are leading to an influx of illegal drugs, increase in violent crime associated with drugs, greater demand on law-enforcement, homelessness, and the strain to hire law-enforcement officers at all levels. Social media must also become more aware of the enterprises on its platforms. Ed Ternan (Charlie’s father) is working with SnapChat and other platforms to alleviate the problem of drug distribution via social media.'

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