Before the COVID-19 pandemic, America was losing about 70,000 people every year to opioid overdoses. What happens now that social isolation, financial distress and daily disruptions have become standard?
Our communities are on the brink of an unprecedented mental health and substance abuse crisis. Thousands of lives will be at risk if we do not seize this opportunity to reshape systems of care for addiction and mental health treatment. Leaders must start planning now – and they can start by tuning into Project Opioid's series: "What's the Fix?"