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Dealing with Discomfort During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When Stress and Boredom Become Problematic Dealing with discomfort, stress and boredom due to COVID-19 can bring about uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, depression and fear. When faced with this discomfort, it is not uncommon for people to reach for a substance as a quick fix to escape from those feelings. While it may seem …

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Substance Abuse Treatment is Essential During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here’s How We Adjusted For those already recovering or struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, the pandemic—and the isolation, inability to congregate, financial loss, and anxiety it brings—can lead to substance abuse as a coping mechanism. That’s why we recognize our substance abuse treatment is an essential business. People with addiction issues cannot wait for …

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Substance Use Disorder Population

As we grapple with the impact of COVID-19 nationally and internationally, we should be aware of the possibility that it could have a greater impact on individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). In particular, COVID-19 could be especially dangerous to those who smoke or vape tobacco or marijuana because of its attack on the respiratory …