93,000 Overdose Deaths in 2020

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

 

As reported by The Washington Post with supporting provisional data from the National Center for Health Statistics, drug overdose deaths have increased to a record number of over 93,000 in 2020 proving what most behavioral health professionals have feared; the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic took an enormous toll on our country's mental health. Almost 70,000 of those deaths involved opioids which means that the opioid epidemic is still one of the nation's biggest threats all these years later. Most overdose deaths include more than one type of drug and trends are showing that cocaine and methamphetamine use on the rise.