Barbara Palumbo, Coordinator of the Bristol County Prevention Coalition, spoke about the effect of COVID 19 has had on substance abuse in Rhode Island. Drug overdoses increased over 2019 by 25% to 384 deaths in 2020. 3 out of 4 were males between the ages of 45 to 54. Fentanyl was the most OD drug used, but sales of alcohol went up by 55%.