The Rise of Substance Abuse

Arizona Illustrated interviews our Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director Elisa Gumm, DO, for this poignant story.

Substance abuse of all kinds has greatly increased during COVID 19. Stressors like unemployment, social isolation, and less access to care are just a few of the reasons why. With overdose deaths on the rise all over the U.S., it is more important than ever to destigmatize substance use, learn what harm reduction is and make critical adaptations to our health care system. Producer: Cáit NíSíomón Photographers: Robert Lindberg, Gage Judd, Jordon Chin Editor: John DeSoto

Release Date: 
05/10/2021 - 11:00am
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