Overdoses Break Records

 

Drug overdose deaths rose by 30% in 2020 during the pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly 100,000 people died from a drug overdose last year, which is 21,000 more than the year before. That averages to 256 Americans per day. The CDC says that suicide attempts are also up.

This highlights the harmful effect of the pandemic on non-Covid illnesses, particularly mental health. Opioids were responsible for most of these deaths, the drug of choice being fentanyl.

Share this article

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on vk
Share on email
Share on reddit

Related Articles

Join the mailing list

Get the daily email that makes reading the investment news actually enjoyable.

Scroll to Top