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By
Shannon Biello, MPH

COVID-19 is stressful, and it's changing our routines. Alcohol isn't your only option when it's time to unwind.

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Excessive alcohol consumption is deadly and devastating, and its impact is often overlooked.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, it’s never been a better time to get into a new podcast.

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Some help is on the way for communities dealing with addiction in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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By
Samantha Arsenault, VP, National Treatment Quality Initiatives

Healthcare, economic, and social factors are coming together to create even more struggles for people with substance use disorders.

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Experts want us to change how we talk about COVID-19 containment. Here's why.

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Community support is an essential part of recovery. So what happens when communities shut down?

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For patients with alcohol use disorder, these are especially dangerous times.

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These are anxious times. Here are some resources to help people affected by addiction.

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Federal guidelines recommend take-home medications and telehealth services.

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Gary Mendell

We're thinking of our community in these uncertain times. While our staff is taking precautions, our critical work continues.

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By
Holly Jespersen

My community supports my recovery. The idea of being so removed from it is a scary one.

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Most substance use disorder research focused on men until the 1990s, and many treatment programs today still prioritize men's needs. That's got to change.

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By
Jess Keefe

Commonly known as a relapse, a recurrence of substance use disorder symptoms isn't a sign of failure. Here's what experts say about supporting someone through the experience.

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The film offers a realistic, empathetic view of a family dealing with addiction.