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COVID-19 Pandemic Measures Bring an Epidemic of Substance Abuse

A homeless man lies alone on the street next to a bare wall.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people around the world, it is having a profound impact on those dealing with drug addiction. Experts have repeatedly reported an addiction pattern that increases with natural disasters and pandemics. Do COVID measures like social isolation do more harm than good to addicts? Short periods of isolation have a…

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