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Isolation, overdoses, fewer recovery options: The opioid epidemic through the eyes of Pittsburgh-area recovery workers

The pandemic has exacerbated the problems facing people who are trying to help people recover from opioid addictions. They say it’s making it more likely that they’ll use drugs, overdose and die. The providers say the pandemic has made it more challenging to reach these patients and more expensive to treat them when they can.