Recovery Unplugged – 6 Important Statistics & Events 2021

December 30, 2021 by 

Like its 80-year-old predecessor, 2021 is a year that will “live in infamy” for many reasons, not the least of which is the escalation of addiction and substance use disorder that we saw across the country. As we look at some of the main 2021 addiction statistics and events, we see that more of our loved ones, friends, neighbors, and colleagues are dying of overdose and that fentanyl is more pervasive than ever in street drugs pouring into the US.

It wasn’t all bad news, however. We also learned that federal officials are taking harm reduction more seriously and that more lifesaving measures are being taken to curb fatal overdose in the future while active substance users make their way to treatment.

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