(ReliableNews.org) – When states began implementing lockdowns across the country President Donald Trump said that the country had to make sure the cure was not worse than the disease. He didn’t want to create a situation where millions of people were suffering needlessly. Unfortunately, states did not heed his warnings and two groups have been hit especially hard.
According to a report by the Epoch Times, experts who work with recovering addicts and those with mental illness say the lockdowns have been catastrophic. Matt Royce, a Minneapolis man who oversees a sober-living house, said drug relapses, overdose deaths, and depression are all on the rise. This is similar to what others are seeing across the country. In December 2020, the CDC reported drug deaths were “accelerating” as people tried to get through the pandemic.
The drug problem is impacting people of all ages.
Drug overdoses in the #US, especially with #stimulants, are on the rise among children, teens, and young adults, while those involving #heroin have declined.#DrugDependence #DrugResearch #HarmReduction https://t.co/Na5ZVmYObg
— Pompidou Group – Council of Europe (@PompidouGroup) December 26, 2020
Although nobody can be certain whether the lockdowns are completely to blame for the increase in depression and overdoses, it can’t be ruled out. People with these problems need structure, and that has been nearly impossible over the last year with states shutting down. It is starting to look like the “cure” was worse than the disease for many Americans.
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