Ten-Year Low in NYC Drug Deaths, People Too Poor to Score

03/01/2010 2:13 PM |


Here’s some good news: last year had the fewest drug-overdose deaths in New York City in ten years, with a creepy, creepy number of 666. Seriously, 666. Is that more or less than you would’ve guessed? Maybe I’m naive but I would’ve guessed somewhere in the mid-100s. The same study told us that pot is the most commonly used illicit substance in the city, which, duh. Also—and this kind of alarmed me—drug overdoses are the third most common cause of death for New Yorkers between 25 and 34, which is pretty much you, who is reading this. So please be careful with that laudanum habit you’ve been affecting. Thanks.