Drugs, alcohol and suicide appear to be taking a toll on men and women ages 45-54 with no college education.

Source: A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate – The Washington Post

Read more about drug use among different racial groups at time.com

Do more by thinking more about the comparisons offered in the article. Why would non-college graduates be more highly affected? Why is this problem seemingly unique to the United States? Do you agree with the possible reasons proposed by the authors of the breakdown of communities and the decay of families?

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