U.S. Overdose Deaths Soared to All-Time High in 2020Deaths due to drug overdose in the United States surged to a record-breaking level during the pandemic last year, according to a report released July 14 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics. The rise from 72,000 fatalities in 2019 to 93,000 in 2020 represented a change of nearly 30 percent. Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), called the 12-month increase the largest recorded since 1999.
Coming out about illicit drug use: 'The hush-hush attitude has to end'
A campaign to decriminalise illicit drugs is asking people to speak up about their recreational use as a way to de-stigmatise and change the conversation
Kids Under Construction: Pediatric mental health
This week, parenting expert and journalist Donna Tetreault and former Harvard Medical School professor Dr. William Haseltine discuss pediatric mental health.."COVID has created a syndemic," Dr. Haseltine explains. "It's a medical crisis, it's an economic crisis, it's a personal crisis, and it's a traumatic crisis for parents and their children."
One in fives tudents have no 'real friends' at university
One in every five students in years two and three in the United Kingdom say they don't have a 'real friend' at university, according to a survey of more than 12,000 students nationally. The finding has renewed fears that students are struggling with loneliness and declining mental health.