The opioid epidemic is getting worse, and the COVID-19 pandemic could be to blame.

For many folks who may be struggling, times of social isolation drive feelings of stress, anxiety and depression, and drug abusers use opioids to relieve this stress.

Sara Goldsby, the director of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, says they have seen about a 30% increase in EMS response to overdose in the last few months.
– PUB DATE: 5/14/2020 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WRDW-TV CBS 12 Augusta
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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