Job loss, anxiety, isolation: Coronavirus is a prescription for more opioid use


All of us are battling the coronavirus right now, and more than 2 million Americans are also fighting another deadly epidemic. And the very things they need to do to stave off the coronavirus may make their illness worse. 

For anyone who suffers from opioid addiction, particularly those struggling to recover, the grueling isolation required by stay-at-home orders, along with job losses, financial fears and anxiety over COVID-19, add up to a potential prescription for relapse.