Addiction and Social Isolation – How to Help

Amid COVID-19, Find Screening Tools to Identify Substance Use in Your Patients. Social isolation and the stress of a pandemic increases the risk of using drugs across all populations; similarly, people in recovery may experience urges to use substances, and are at an increased risk of relapse during these trying times.

Talking with patients about their substance use using validated screening tools can be an effective way to reduce these risks.

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