Rate of teen overdose deaths soared during pandemic, study finds

From helio.com:

“The rate of overdose deaths among U.S. teenagers increased exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic — a first — even as drug use remained stable, researchers found.

According to research published in JAMA, overdose deaths among teens nearly doubled in 2020 and rose another 20% in the first half of 2021 compared with the decade before the pandemic, in which teen drug use fell to historic lows.”

Read complete article here.