When Coronavirus Pandemic Passes, We’ll Still Face The Opioid Epidemic


By Nicholas Bush

Original Source: nypost.com

The novel coronavirus has eclipsed another American crisis, deadlier and much longer in the making: the scourge of opioid addiction. And for a recovering addict like me, the pandemic and the lockdowns are especially dangerous.

I read about the death of Melissa Etheridge’s 21-year-old son, Beckett Cypher, as a result of opioids. The story filled me with sorrow and a terrible feeling of the familiar. I understood his addiction. I could feel his anguish. And more than that, I could see how the months of isolation probably worsened his…click here to continue reading