Battling Addiction During a Pandemic

It’s been months since COVID-19 brought the US to standstill, upending the lives of millions of Americans. And while states around the nation grapple with how to return to a new normal, many people have started to notice the indirect effects that COVID has had on the millions of people struggling with substance use around the US- a deadly impact that experts worry will persist long after the pandemic is over.

In this Episode of Latest with Lee, Vice correspondent Lee Adams explores the pandemic’s wide ranging impact on people grappling with substance use, and its indirect consequences recovery and treatment options by talking to experts around the country and going on the ground to see first hand what happens when one epidemic meets another.

Since the filming of this documentary, Elwood Porter III started working for Prevention Point. He was not employed at the time of filming.

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