At The Eye of the Storm: An Opioid Overdose Epidemic and a Viral Pandemic Converge
As 2020 opened, a persistent and tragic opioid overdose epidemic was near the front of a list of national concerns in the U.S. Some 20+ million Americans are reported to have a substance use disorder and 2 million of those misuse opioids.1 To further complicate things, the COVID-19 pandemic arrived early in the year, demanding a life changing public health and personal response for us all. For those struggling with an opioid use disorder, it no doubt contributes to the daily challenge of ...
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