Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Substance Use During the Pandemic: How Clinicians Can Help

Mandy Owens

ADAI Research Scientist Mandy Owens, PhD, is featured in a recent article in APA’s Monitor on Psychology, talking about the rise in opioid and stimulant use during the pandemic, and how psychologists and clinicians can help.

Helping a patient struggling with substance use requires different approaches depending on the type of drug being used. Extending compassion and recognizing that every patient has unique needs is also key.

Read the article here!