For many people in the treatment industry, the beginning days of the COVID-19 shutdowns may have been chaotic. Some centers were unable to cope with increased requirements and inadequate staffing. Sadly, many addiction services centers were forced to shutter, leaving clients in need. Others kept their doors closed to new clients for a time. Treatment
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.