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Addiction Treatment Challenged During Coronavirus

"At a time when overdose deaths from opioids and other drugs are rising in many states, addiction specialists worry the changes in a newly isolated America will disrupt the fragile healing process for those who rely on a robust drug-treatment support system.

Treatment centers are determined to stay open, even with more limited services.

'The last thing that the health-care system needs right now are thousands of people in withdrawal or filling up the emergency rooms or going back on the streets and overdosing,' said Dan Reck, who oversees MATClinics.

'This is unprecedented, and it’s not always clear what we should be doing.'

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has urged the clinics to provide uninterrupted treatment."

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