Suicide, Drugs Overdose Reach Record Levels

For the third year in a row, suicides and prescription drug overdose continue to be the leading causes of death in cases investigated by the San Diego County Medical Examiner. Suicides made up about 15 percent of the nearly 3,000 deaths investigated by the Medical Examiner’s Office in 2013.

Nancy Knott, a treatment counselor at the Scripps Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, spoke to Ellina Abovian from Fox 5 San Diego about this alarming trend.

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