People with substance use disorder (SUD) are advised to take extra precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. Health officials warn that those struggling with an addiction — particularly opioid and methamphetamine use disorders — and those who smoke or vape nicotine or marijuana may be more vulnerable than others to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and to developing more severe symptoms. COVID-19 attacks the respiratory tract and can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia and respiratory failure.
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day previously scheduled for Saturday, April 25th will be postponed. DEA will reschedule Take Back Day for a date shortly after the health crisis recedes and national emergency guidelines are lifted.
Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19. Check out the resources from FCD Prevention Works Part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. During this pandemic we will continue to have drastically altered schedules and daily routines, this can be a difficult time to maintain healthy habits, for adults and especially for teens. Learn tips on how to help model health behaviors here.