Deaths from drug overdoses in the United States have hit their highest level ever recorded.
The Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta report deaths skyrocketed to 93-thousand in 2020, up from 72-thousand in 2019.
That’s an increase of close to 30-percent.
Dr. Nora Volkow with the National Institute on Drug Abuse says the numbers are “chilling” and blames the COVID-19 pandemic for creating a “devastating collision of health crises in America.” Most of the deaths involved opioids, and synthetic drugs.
So far, there are no details as to how many of those deaths may have been caused by problems brought on by government lockdowns which sent millions of people to the unemployment line and the food pantry line…and forced thousands of businesses out of business.
Close-up of man boiling heroin in spoon while holding a syringe in his hand.
Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR