COVID-19 pandemic may be driving rise in opioid deaths

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COVID-19 pandemic may be driving rise in opioid deaths

Overdoses rose in 2020 as people faced heightened risk factors
Dan Caplin, medical director for Colorado Addiction Treatment Services in Durango, describes opioid treatment operations Wednesday in the restricted-access prescription room at the treatment center’s office in Bodo Industrial Park. Health professionals are trying to understand the coronavirus pandemic’s impacts on opioid use, and preliminary data has some concerned.

COVID-19 pandemic may be driving rise in opioid deaths

Dan Caplin, medical director for Colorado Addiction Treatment Services in Durango, describes opioid treatment operations Wednesday in the restricted-access prescription room at the treatment center’s office in Bodo Industrial Park. Health professionals are trying to understand the coronavirus pandemic’s impacts on opioid use, and preliminary data has some concerned.
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