drug overdose deaths

Overdose deaths increase by 59% in S.C. between 2019 and 2020, says DHEC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – South Carolina saw a significant increase in drug overdose deaths in 2020 during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. DHEC leaders say data confirms what they suspected that many people were turning to substances to help cope with mental and emotional stress caused by the pandemic. According to data collected the health agency, from 2019 to…