The Opioid Epidemic Is Alive—And Unwell

This is the sad reality: In the first year of COVID-19, there were 20,000 more opioid overdose deaths than years previous.

John J. Miller, MD, shares concern and information about the alarming opioid overdose epidemic in America. The numbers of overdose deaths in 2021 is expected to spike above 100,000.

Dr Miller is medical director, Brain Health, Exeter, New Hampshire; Editor in Chief, Psychiatric TimesTM; staff psychiatrist, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Exeter; consulting psychiatrist, Exeter Hospital, Exeter; and consulting psychiatrist, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachusetts.