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How Has Shelter-In-Place Affected Addiction Recovery And Treatment?




 Members of Alcoholics Anonymous take part in a meeting  in Moscow on December 1, 2012.
Members of Alcoholics Anonymous take part in a meeting in Moscow on December 1, 2012.
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Here's another group of people whose lives have been upended by COVID-19: Those struggling with addiction who aren't able to meet in-person for 12-step programs and therapy sessions.

That has addiction treatment providers across California scrambling to move their services online and to the phone.

Read more on LAist. 

Today, we sit down with an addiction psychiatrist to discuss the challenges and benefits of teletherapy amid the shut down. If you’re in addiction recovery, how are you handling the quarantine and how has it affected your treatment? If you’re a therapist, what strategies have you used to keep your patients on track? Call us at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Timothy Fong M.D.,  professor of psychiatry with a specialty in addiction psychiatry at UCLA