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U.S. Sees Deadly Drug Overdose Spike During Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/08/13/901627189/u-s-sees-deadly-drug-overdose-spike-during-pandemic?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=coronavirusliveupdates

Jennifer Austin, a recovery coach who has struggled with addiction, usually hosts Narcotics Anonymous classes at this Salvation Army center in Ogdensburg, N.Y. They

“During the pandemic, basically everything is pointed in the wrong direction,” says one federal health official, who calls the convergence of COVID-19 and America’s addiction crisis “a nightmare.”

(Image credit: Brian Mann/NPR)

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