USA: Tidal Wave of Substance Use Disorders Coming

Posted on June 25, 2020 in The Americas, The Americas

Communities in the United States are facing the formation of a perfect storm of factors driving alcohol and other drug use disorders to higher rates than ever seen before – the so called “triple trouble” of a pandemic, unemployment, and diminished personal and community support services for people affected by substance use problems. Mental health experts are anticipating a steep rise in alcohol harm, opioid abuse, suicides, domestic violence and depression that could rival the toll from COVID-19 itself. All this is by political design, as law makers favor Big Alcohol’s profits over communities’ health services…

Addiction, Affordability, Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Alcohol Policy, Alcohol Taxation, Alcohol Use Disorder, Availability, BigAlcoholExposed, COVID-19, Economic Costs, Mental Health, News, Public Health, Treatment, Under-Age
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