‘Cries for help’: Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

COVID-19 written on chalkboard(The Washington Post, July 1) The coronavirus pandemic could be behind a recent surge in drug overdoses, according to officials.

Social isolation, along with worries about the economy, played a role in the unfortunate increase.

Nationwide, suspected drug overdoses rose 18%  in March, 29% in April and 42% in May when compared to numbers from 2019, according to data from the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program. Read more.

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