As people across the globe are navigating life during the COVID-19 crisis, those with substance use disorders, including Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) are particularly vulnerable.
Almost 2 million people aged 12 or older have an opioid use disorder. Disruptions driven by the pandemic, including unemployment, depression and poverty, are also common triggers of opioid use and relapse.
However, recovery is possible. It is never too early or too late to get help. It's time to destigmatize mental health and substance use disorders.
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