The U.S. has 185 drug-induced deaths per million of its population, a rate far ahead of other developed nations. Estonia has the highest drug-induced death rate per million people in Europe with 102. Sweden follows close behind with 101 while the UK has 60. The U.S. might be able to learn something from Portugal which decriminalized drugs in 2001. Since then, its rate of newly diagnosed HIV cases and drug-induced deaths have both fallen dramatically. Today, Portugal has 6 drug-induced deaths per million of its population while the U.S. rate is 31 times as high.
This chart shows drug-induced deaths per million of the population.
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