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USA. Nora’s Blog: Drug overdose deaths in 2020 were horrifying. Radical change is needed to address the drug crisis.

The provisional drug overdose death statistics for 2020 confirmed the addiction field’s worst fears. More people died of overdoses in the United States last year than in any other one-year period in our history. More than 93,000 people died. The increase from the previous year was also more than we’ve ever seen—up 30 percent.

These data are telling us that something is wrong. In fact, they are shouting for change. (NIH – National Institute on Drug Abuse, 31.08.2021)