Americans are increasingly becoming more self-destructive in 'nightmarish' trend

WWL - Americans are becoming more self-destructive.

While it's no surprise that some people drink themselves to death, get hooked on lethal drugs or end their own lives, the rate of such behavior is increasing dramatically, according to a new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Well Being Trust, both policy and advocacy non-profits.

And while rates of drug abuse and suicide among whites have long outnumbered minorities, the gap is closing fast.

Death rates from alcohol, drugs or suicide grew by 11% overall between 2015 and 2016, with drug-related deaths among blacks jumping 39%, the report found.