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In 2020, Clark County had 356 total overdoses which is a stark increase from 233 overdoses in 2019, according to data from Clark Memorial Health.
CLARK COUNTY, Ind. — The pandemic and shutdowns affected everyone, but for those that struggle with addiction, the impact was profound.
In 2020, Clark County had 356 total overdoses. A stark increase from 233 overdoses in 2019, according to data from Clark Memorial Health.
Why was there such a large increase?
“When COVID hit, there were financial stresses, lack of structure, isolation. It was devastating for those who were trying to recover,” said Yazel.
Yazel says for addicts, the community is one of the biggest aspects of recovery. And when shutdowns were put in place, it stripped those recovering of their resources. There were limited addiction and mental health services available.
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