Pandemic’s impact on people battling addiction and their ability to seek treatment

“People with substance abuse disorders were the victims of an epidemic and now we have an epidemic amid a pandemic. I worry although we’re delivering a lot of treatment by phone, Zoom, and FaceTime there really is no substitute for face-to-face encounters with the care of an individual a lot of programs are limiting admissions for new patients in part because there is a problem getting person protection equipment like masks and gloves.”