LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Women have been turning to alcohol for relief from the COVID-19 pandemic at alarming rates, with a 41 percent increase in heavy-drinking episodes since March in a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open.
At Landmark Recovery’s nine inpatient recovery centers across the U.S., patients battling opioid use disorder (OUD) only get access to buprenorphine for short stints, usually as a detox medication. But Senior Medical Director Melvin Pohl would like to start offering the drug as part of long-term treatment, with patients being referred to community providers who could help them stay in recovery after discharge.
INDIANAPOLIS — The day before Thanksgiving is known as one of the biggest nights of the year for drinking. Counselors and therapists are especially concerned this year about those with substance issues using alcohol to cope with the pandemic.