COVID-19's Amplifying Effects on Drug & Alcohol Use and the Opioid Epidemic
Learn how traumatic events such as the coronavirus can contribute to the rise of drug & alcohol use and the opioid epidemic.
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The General State of Drug Use
Statistics reveal drug positivity has hit an all-time high and continues to rise.
An Overview of the Opioid Epidemic
The latest data on drug overdose deaths involving opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic opioids.
How Trauma Amplifies Drug Use
Several studies have documented that vulnerable individuals exposed to disasters can experience substantial adverse substance use and mental health effects.
Drug Use and COVID-19 Return-to-Work Plans
Because of the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, and the evidence from studies of past group traumatic situations, employers must prepare for increased drug and alcohol use by returning workers.