According to the CDC, there were 81,000 drug overdose deaths from May 2019 to May 2020 – the most ever recorded in a 12-month period. Southern Ohio is one of the hardest hit areas of the opioid crisis. NBC News NOW host Aaron Gilchrist spoke with an Ohio family devastated by a loss they attribute to the pandemic’s effect on substance abuse.
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The Pandemic’s Impact On America’s Opioid Crisis | NBC News NOW