All of us are battling the coronavirus right now, and more than 2 million Americans are also fighting another deadly epidemic. And the very things they need to do to stave off the coronavirus may make their illness worse.
For anyone who suffers from opioid addiction, particularly those struggling to recover, the grueling isolation required by stay-at-home orders, along with job losses, financial fears and anxiety over COVID-19, add up to a potential prescription for relapse.
In a briefing on March 29, President Donald Trump recognized the risk. “You’re going to have massive depression, meaning mental depression,” he told reporters. “But you know what you’re going to have more than anything else? Drug addiction. You will see drugs being used like nobody has ever used them before. And people are going to be dying all over the place from drug addiction.”
Source: USA Today