How has COVID-19 impacted people struggling with addiction?

Anna Davlantes

NORWICH, CT – MARCH 23: Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. Communities nationwide are struggling with the unprecidented opioid pain pill and heroin addiction epidemic. On March 15, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), announced guidelines for doctors to reduce the amount of opioid painkillers prescribed, in an effort to curb the epidemic. The CDC estimates that most new heroin addicts first became hooked on prescription pain medication before graduating to heroin, which is stronger and cheaper. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Dr. Thomas P. Britton, President and CEO, the Gateway Foundation, joins Anna to talk about National Recovery Month and how the Gateway Foundation is trying to educate Americans that substance-use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance-use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives.

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Anna Davlantes is a Chicago native, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has broken major stories, passionately told small stories and exposed corruption that has prompted major investigations and reform. (Click for more.)
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