U.S. Sees Deadly Drug Overdose Spike During Pandemic
"During the pandemic, basically everything is pointed in the wrong direction," says one federal health official, who calls the convergence of COVID-19 and America's addiction crisis "a nightmare."
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Drug overdoses in the U.S. have risen roughly 18% during the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows. "The longer people had to isolate it was relapse, relapse, overdose, relapse, overdose," one addiction recovery coach said.
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