CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: The U.S. government is creating a task force specifically focused on tackling the nation's opioid crisis. That and how the crisis is affecting America's workforce is our first subject today on CNN 10.
JEFF SESSIONS, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL: Our nation is facing the deadliest drug epidemic in our history.
AZUZ: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the government is committed to reducing the amount of prescription opioids that are in the U.S., reducing the number of addictions and reducing the number of overdose deaths that drugs can cause. The Trump administration says in 2016, an estimated 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, the highest number ever recorded, and that preliminary information suggests that 2017 was even worse. It says overdoses of opioids, which include prescription painkillers, heroin and synthetic drugs, made up the vast majority of drug deaths.
Critics have said that through this January, the Trump administration hadn't committed enough funding to make a noticeable difference in the opioid epidemic.
The White House says its $6 billion increase for the fight against opioids which President Donald Trump signed earlier this month was the most the government had ever committed to the cause.
阿祖兹：美国司法部长杰夫·塞申斯表示，政府将致力于减少美国境内处方类阿片药物的数量，同时减少阿片成瘾者数量以及阿片类药物过量死亡人数 。特朗普政府，据估计2016年有6.4万名美国人死于药物过量，创下历史新高，初步信息显示，2017年这一死亡人数甚至会更高 。政府表示，阿片类药物包括处方镇痛剂、海洛因和合成药物，阿片类药物过量死亡在药物致死人数中占绝大多数 。
1. focus on 集中(注意力)； 关注；
例句：It took an extraordinary effort to focus on preparing his classes or correcting his students 'work.
2. be committed to doing sth. 致力于做某事；
例句：The government is committed to protecting the interests of tenants.
3. die from 死于；
例句：It's reported that every year millions of people die from illnesses caused by smoking.
4. make up 组成；构成；
例句：The exact nature of this type of matter is unknown, but it seems to make up a quarter of the contents of the universe.