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Deaths in Michigan from suicide, drugs and alcohol set to soar

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Michigan Radio

A new report says Michigan’s death rate from suicide, alcohol and drug use is poised to skyrocket over the next decade.

The report, Pain in the Nation, examines the effect of rising death rates related to drug use, alcohol abuse and suicide.

According to the report, Michigan’s death rate from these three preventable reasons is expected to soar 44% between now and 2025. That would lift Michigan’s death rate to 20th in the country. 

The Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust released the report today.

The report’s authors say a more “robust” approach to the problem, encompassing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of those at risk is needed.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.