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Newspaper/Magazine Article

Addiction is ‘A disease of isolation’ — so pandemic puts recovery at risk.

Bebinger M. Addiction is ‘A disease of isolation’ — so pandemic puts recovery at risk. Kaiser Health News. March 30, 2020.

In-person counseling is an important tool to keep patients in recovery safe. This story shares concerns stemming from limitations on group gatherings as a proactive COVID-19 reduction strategy. The isolation being encouraged to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may have the unintended consequence of resulting in harm in this vulnerable patient population.