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People struggling with addiction are turning to telehealth during the pandemic — for better and for worse

People struggling with addiction are turning to telehealth during the pandemic — for better and for worse 

Morgan Greenwald
September 14, 2020

Amid the global pandemic, group gatherings have become nearly impossible. Weddings have been put on hold indefinitely, schools are turning to virtual learning and offices are encouraging employees to work from home until it’s safe to be in close proximity.

Though everyone has been impacted in some way by the new restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, people struggling with addiction have had it especially hard in quarantine. Social isolation, economic despair and a global health crisis have made COVID-19 “the perform storm” for individuals with substance use disorders —tg

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