Lethal drug overdoses in the year ending in April 2021 killed 100,000 people.
In my practice I know far more people who have died from drug overdoses than from Covid-19.
The interesting observation is that people have much more control over lethal drug overdoses than they do of Covid-19 in the sense that the exposure to the agent of death is under the individual's control.
What are the factors that contribute to the high level of substance misuse in the United States?
What can we do as psychotherapists do to ameliorate the suffering that contributes to this phenomenon?