Rehab centers see rise in substance abuse

More nurses, teachers seek help with addiction during pandemic

‘Addicts in general are very social people. They need the hope they get from the rooms, and they don’t get that on Zoom.’ — John Poleno Not One More community outreach director

This is the second of a two-part series.

As the country enters its seventh month of being upended by the pandemic, local behavioral health workers are reporting yet another side effect of the COVID-19 crisis.

Across the county, treatment centers for people with substance use disorders are seeing a wave of risky d...

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