Illegal Drugs More Expensive and Harder to Obtain Due to COVID-19
Illegal drugs are more expensive and difficult to obtain worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
One of the outcomes of the current opioid epidemic is an increased rate of intravenous (IV) drug use — meaning directly injecting opioids or other substances into a vein. It’s a practice that layers risk on top of risk. Yet unfortunately, simply knowing the risks isn’t an effective deterrent, nor a bridge to addiction treatment.