As the COVID-19 pandemic devastates our communities, the country continues to grapple with another urgent epidemic that is killing people every day from coast to coast. Over the past decade, nearly half a million people in the United States have died from a preventable drug overdose. The pandemic has increased risk of overdose, as millions of people struggle with loneliness, isolation, anxiety, stress and loss of income.
Gudlavalleti and Sullivan: Treat drug use as a health issue, not a criminal one: decriminalize paraphernalia
March 24, 2021