Opioid abuse surges in Michigan: Bridge interview with Mariah DeYoung

Opioid abuse surges in Michigan: Bridge interview with Mariah DeYoung

July 28, 2020

Bridge Magazine interviewed Mariah DeYoung, LMSW from the Pine Rest’s Addiction Medicine division for the article, “Opioid abuse surges in Michigan amid misery from the coronavirus.” Reporter Robin Erb talked with professionals in recovery who say the pandemic has hit people battling addiction doubly hard — bringing high anxiety and isolation even as the fear of spreading infection disrupted group meetings, peer support and in-person counseling. The article also included findings from the Pine Rest report, “Preparing Michigan for the Behavioral Health Impacts of COVID-19” published in April and updated in June 2020.

 

Snapshot of Bridge article

 

 

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