Men, jobless and people with mental health diagnoses most vulnerable in 2020 overdose spikeDiseases, Conditions, Syndromes News

  • Post author:
  • Post published:September 17, 2021
  • Post category:Uncategorized

At the same time as COVID-19 has claimed more than 600,000 lives across the United States, drug overdose deaths across the nation reached unprecedented heights. Rhode Island has been particularly affected: In December 2020, the state had the highest rate in the country of COVID-19 cases and deaths relevant to population; during the first eight months of 2020, the rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island increased 28% relative to the same period in the prior year.