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The pandemic’s hidden crisis: Has Covid caused an increase in ‘hard drug’ use?

To be stuck inside with no distractions or support can be a lonely or even harmful environment for anyone, and for addicts the situation is much worse.
A student journalist with a zeal for writing and pop culture

Heating turned up, TV on, doors locked; we stay inside as life goes on. It's become routine.

"We're all in this together," we cheer, but all we can do is clap for the NHS as we watch them become increasingly overwhelmed like never before.

As we make our dinner, we listen to the news update us on the increasing cases and death statistics—a morbid communal event we attend daily. However, under all the community spirit and constant Covid-19 news lies a secret most are too ashamed to mention: the significant rise of hard drug use.

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