Overdoses up 50% during pandemic - VT Digger

Isolation? Less access to services? For whatever reason, Vermont overdoses went from 48 in the first half of 2019 to 72 this year.

"But while the number of overdose deaths fell in 2019, addiction experts and advocates have raised concerns about the possibility of a crisis due to the Covid pandemic. The Department of Health reports that 72 people died of overdoses from January to June of this year, compared to 48 in that time last year.."

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