More stress, less treatment cited
By Shen Wu Tan
The Washington Times
Drug overdoses killed an estimated 83,544 people during a 12-month period ending in July 2020, a record that coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic, which experts say has created a huge amount of stress and hampered treatment services.
That is almost a 25% increase from the year that ended in July 2019, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 68,023 overdose deaths.
But the number of deaths last year could be closer to 86,000, the CDC said this week…
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