Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vital services that address addiction recovery have been thrown into upheaval. Many people who were in treatment may have dropped out at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. Some treatment centers shuttered. And people in need of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder found themselves without access to their medication.
For many people in America, COVID-19 has created uncertainty, fear, and economic losses. The recovery community is not immune to any of these problems. However, people in recovery, especially those who are relatively new to sobriety, are considered to be more vulnerable to the effects of the virus. While no one can fix things or