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Addressing substance abuse during the pandemic

Last Modified: November 20, 2020

Diseases & Disorders

Whether an individual was battling substance abuse or addiction prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, or their increased use was spurred by new stress or boredom found in recent months, the disease is still the same. Timothy Kowaleski, DO, Addiction Medicine, PPG – Psychiatry, discusses how the condition is rooted in an inability to cope, criteria that signals a problem and how he approaches treatment. The important thing to remember is that there is hope. You can achieve recovery.

If you live in Allen County, call 260-427-5801 to connect with a recovery coach about opioid addiction. To learn about other resources for recovery, call the Parkview Behavioral Health HelpLine any time, 24 hours a day, at 260-373-7500 or 800-284-8439.


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