Coronavirus-related stress likely a factor in record overdose deaths, experts say – Fox News

” The provisionary data released by the CDCs National Center for Health Statistics reflects a 29.4% boost in drug overdose deaths by December 2020, or a marked increase over the approximate 72,000 deaths recorded the year prior.IN PANDEMIC, DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS SOAR AMONG BLACK AMERICANSPandemic-related closures affecting crucial support systems most likely contributed to drug regressions, experts say. A 3rd contributing factor owing to the record drug overdose deaths involves an increasing number of deaths associated with the powerful artificial opioid fentanyl, specialists say. According to Volkow, deaths tied to fentanyl increased by over 55% in the 12-month duration ending December 2020, and deaths connected to methamphetamine climbed up by 46%.

” The provisional data released by the CDCs National Center for Health Statistics shows a 29.4% increase in drug overdose deaths by December 2020, or a marked boost over the approximate 72,000 deaths recorded the year prior.IN PANDEMIC, DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS SOAR AMONG BLACK AMERICANSPandemic-related closures affecting key support systems most likely contributed to drug relapses, specialists say. A 3rd contributing element owing to the record drug overdose deaths includes an increasing number of deaths associated with the powerful artificial opioid fentanyl, professionals state. According to Volkow, deaths tied to fentanyl increased by over 55% in the 12-month period ending December 2020, and deaths tied to methamphetamine climbed by 46%.

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