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Individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues have unique challenges when it comes to coping with COVID-19. We know many of you have questions about those services– like how the outbreak will impact your ability to see a doctor or therapist, access medication, or continue treatment. Here are a few questions to get you started.

You don’t have to suffer during this public emergency.

Tailored to meet each person’s needs, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling to treat opioid addiction to both prescription pain relievers and heroin. Without medication 90% of those addicted to opioids will relapse. Medication works.
The following harm reduction tips for heroin and other opioids are designed to reduce the risk of overdose. The idea behind harm reduction is not to necessarily eliminate substance abuse but to diminish its harmful effects.