The pandemic was hard on families, schools and other institutions that serve our community. Our natural coping resources and those of institutions were not available. People had to figure out how to cope with quarantining, isolation, home schooling, unemployment, loss and grieving without these supports and resources. Existing inequities widened. To cope with the stress, many people increased their substance use during these isolating months.
While we begin to open up and return to “business as usual” we know for some this experience is still with us. Others are excited to get back into the swing of things.
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