NIDA Director Dr. Nova Volkow discusses the increase in overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time

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NIDA Director Dr. Nova Volkow discusses the increase in overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time

 

In July 2020, Dr. Volkow discussed how the pandemic has amplified the forces that drive the increase in overdoses. The isolation, the stress of job losses and the overburdening of the health care system are putting vulnerable people at risk. Watch video (6:39).

For more information about how COVID-19 affects people with substance use disorders, see https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/noras-blog/2020/04/covid-19-potential-implications-individuals-substance-use-disorders.