Recovery advocates raise concern toward social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Some recovery advocates believe a recent surge in overdose deaths could be related to the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a 48-hour period Friday through Saturday, the Franklin County Coroner’s Office confirmed at least 12 people died from drug overdoses.

“Human connection is the only real cure for addiction. People in recovery are having an especially hard time because we’re limited in our ability to connect with others right now,” explained Shae Dalrymple of Harm Reduction Ohio.