NJ Spotlight News

Opioid use and deaths climb during COVID-19 pandemic

Clip: 02/11/2021 | 3m 52s | Video has closed captioning.

In New Jersey, the opioid epidemic is to blame for 3,000 overdose deaths in 2020. Factors like isolation, job loss, and increased anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic have been pointed to as contributing to substance use problems.

Aired: 02/11/21

Rating: NR

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