We already knew how much the pandemic wreaked havoc on folks’ recovery programs, but now it seems that Covid itself may actually cause substance abuse. That’s right. Covid can actually make you an addict. So skews an Oxford study’s results anyway. And so warns the National Institutes of Health.
Uh-oh. Just when you thought we were getting a handle on both the Covid Pandemic and the Opioid Epidemic (or, if you prefer, the Twindemic), along comes another one-two punch merging both. It springs from treating Long Covid sufferers with opioids — and it’s about to wreak a new havoc.