Native Americans Battle Both Opioids and COVID-19

Across the U.S., from 2006 to 2014, Native Americans were nearly 50 percent more likely to die of an opioid overdose than non-natives, according to published data on the opioid epidemic.  Now, natives are struggling with a high rate of overdose coupled with the coronavirus pandemic.  Arizona’s White Mountain Apache Tribe and the Navajo Nation have struggled with the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rates while continuing to struggle with opioids.


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