COVID-19 pandemic led to nearly 30% decline in Californians admitted to ...

COVID-19 pandemic led to nearly 30% decline in Californians admitted to ...
COVID-19 pandemic led to nearly 30% decline in Californians admitted to ...
COVID-19 pandemic led to a nearly 30% decline in Californians admitted to addiction treatment facilities even as drug overdose deaths spike in US, study finds A new study found the number of Californians admitted to addiction treatment centers decreased by 28% during the COVID-19 pandemic  Increased social isolation caused by the pandemic led to an increase in opioid addiction last year Drop in use of the centers corresponds with a 30% increase in drug addiction deaths nationwide, according to a new CDC report  Researcher say many did not seek treatment for their addictions last year out of fear of the virus, leading to a spike in deaths 

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The number of Californians who were admitted into addiction treatment centers dramatically fell amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) gathered data from centers around the state. 

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They found that the number of admittances declined by nearly 30 percent over 2020.

It comes on the heels of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which found that a record 93,000 drug overdose deaths occurred last year, a 29.4 percent increase over the 72,000 from 2019.

There was a 28% reduction in admittances into addiction treatment centers in California during the pandemic. The decrease is paired with a spike in opioid deaths around the country

There was a 28% reduction in admittances into addiction treatment centers in California during the pandemic. The decrease is paired with a spike in opioid deaths around the country

Provisional CDC data show there were 93,331 drug overdose deaths recorded in the U.S. in 2020, a 29.4% jump from 72,151 deaths reported in 2019

Provisional CDC data show there were 93,331 drug overdose deaths recorded in the U.S. in 2020, a 29.4% jump from 72,151 deaths reported in 2019

For the study, published in JAMA Network Open on Wednesday, the team looked at data from January 2019 through October 2020 at treatment centers across the state.

They counted March 2020 through October 2020 as being part of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 14 previous

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