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The Epidemic Within the Pandemic: Increasing Overdose Deaths

For the 12-month period ending in May 2020, the CDC reported 81,000 drug overdose deaths — the most ever recorded in a 12-month period in the United States. We interviewed Danielle F. Haley, MPH, PhD, assistant professor in the department of community health sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health about COVID-19 and the rates of substance abuse and overdose cases.

Reducing Drug Intake During Treatment for Drug Use Disorder More Challenging Among Young Adults With a History of Trauma

While those with psychological trauma experiences have a poor prognosis with regard to treatment participation and outcomes for substance use disorders, knowledge on the effect of the number of trauma experiences is scarce. In this study the researchers assessed the impact of having experienced multiple potentially traumatic experiences on drug use disorder treatment efficacy.
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