More than 100,000 Americans have died from an overdose in one year

Biden asks not to “overlook” this loss pandemic

More than 100,000 Americans have died from an overdose since April 2020 and April 2021, according to data provided Wednesday by US authorities.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has indicated that it is a “tragic milestone”, while he has asked not to “overlook” this pandemic of losses, which has affected families and communities throughout the North American country.

In a statement, the US president has reaffirmed his Administration’s commitment to “do everything in its power” to tackle drug addiction and put an end to the “epidemic of overdoses.”

Thus, he recalled that, through the American Rescue Plan, his Administration has provided almost 4,000 million dollars (more than 3,500 million euros) to “strengthen and expand” services to treat substance abuse disorders and mental health.

In addition, he has indicated that his Government works to make health care more “accessible” and “affordable” for all Americans, so that citizens in need can achieve it.

“We are strengthening prevention, promoting harm reduction, expanding treatment and supporting people in their recovery, while reducing the supply of harmful substances in our communities,” added Biden, who has guaranteed that his Administration “will not give up. “.

“To all the families who have mourned a loved one and to all those who are facing addiction or have recovered: you are in our hearts and you are not alone,” he concluded.

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