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Averhealth: Dealing with the Addiction Crisis During COVID-19
November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
How do we deal with an addiction crisis during the nightmare of COVID? Individuals that suffer from substance use disorder (SUD) are facing even more challenges during COVID-19 as a vulnerable population that is experiencing isolation, loss of support, employment, food security, housing, transportation and safety issues. This stress and isolation have contributed to rising overdose deaths, up by as much as 42% compared to last year. Our addiction crisis is worsening during these unprecedented times and the impact to mental health is taking a toll on this population. This webinar will take a look at the SUD epidemic prior to the pandemic, discuss the current landscape, and offer solutions for how we can address these issues of social isolation, economic hardships and loss of support for those suffering with SUD.
• To understand the impact the pandemic is having on individuals with SUD.
• To learn how we can support those with SUD during this unprecedented time based on the triggers they face.
• To identify solutions for support, care, and continued testing as a therapeutic approach.