People with substance use disorders face greater challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

With schedules disrupted, medical and psychological care curtailed and support networks shut down, people in recovery from substances are jeopardized. This follows the opioid epidemic when about 450,000 people died from opioid overdose 1998-2018. Melissa Cyders of IUPUI, and Kevin L Ladd and Melissa S Fry of Indiana University Indiana University explain.