The Opioid Epidemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 spiking epidemic stats + hurting improving treatment.
Difficult times for those along the recovery road or those in the trenches trying to help, trying to provide pertinent data and relevant studies, and eventually curb a long war going on amidst the pandemic. This published article from the JAMA Network (please note the author affiliations within the article that cite: Danielle F. Haley, MPH, PhD; Richard Saitz, MD, MPH and others) from September 2020 is a statistical read with the intention of realizing early studies and what they could be bringing to light during this “new normal.” More so, this is about realizing that the battle rages on—for the ability to treat, the number that one professional can treat, and those readily available to treat. All of this—while the state(s) and municipalities ebb and flow with regulation changes due to COVID as well as other unforeseen circumstances on what seems to be a daily basis.