Hurricanes Drive Addiction Issues Into Public Square

ABC NEWS (09/09) – …Disasters cause stress, and stress can cause relapse for people struggling with addiction, whether their problem is alcohol, tobacco, pills or heroin. Authorities planning for the devastating effects of hurricanes now factor in the heightened danger of relapse and overdose. Scientists learned from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. “During a storm, it becomes harder to hide and cope with one’s addiction in private,” Golub said. Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *