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Addiction specialists concerned of possible spike in opioid epidemic post COVID-19

This news comes less than 24 hours after singer Melissa Etheridge announced the overdose death of her 21 year old son

CLEVELAND — Melissa Etheridge shocked the world yesterday after releasing the sad news that her 21-year-old son, Beckett Cypher, had passed away of an overdose. 

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JourneyPure, a company specializing in drug and alcohol addiction, released some staggering statistics regarding addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Based on a survey the company conducted, JouneyPure's relapse rate (8%) for individuals who go through their program is nearly 1/5 of the national average (37%). 

Despite their high success rate, the company is reporting that 25% of their customers have said that they have experienced 'difficulty' or 'increased difficulty' in managing their recovery. 

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