Health Beat: Substance Abuse & Pandemic | WNYT.com

Health Beat: Substance Abuse & Pandemic

Benita Zahn
Created: June 07, 2021 04:52 PM

As we reopen and reengage, we also have to reach out to those who've been so deeply affected by the time apart from loved ones. For those who battle substance abuse, that time away was particularly difficult and deadly. With overdoses skyrocketing, exact numbers are still being tallied. I recently spent time speaking with people in the substance abuse field. Some providing treatment and support, and one man who is walking the recovery walk. I produced 3 stories for the evening news, but felt the words of the people I spoke with are so powerful that I’m sharing them again.


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