Kentucky News, Recovery, Treatment

Kentucky among top states where overdose deaths have spiked during COVID-19 pandemic

Deborah Yetter at the Courier-Journal reports that drug overdoses in Kentucky rose by 50 percent between September 2019 and September 2020. During the same timeframe, drug overdose deaths increased nationwide by nearly 30 percent.

Treatment providers and recovery advocates point to job loss and pandemic-related stress and anxieties. According to Matt Brown of Addiction Recovery Care, “COVID created the perfect storm.”

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