Virtual Town Hall: Substance Use Disorder Treatment in N.J. During COVID-19 and Beyond

New Jersey’s overdose death rate was 17 percent higher in the first half of 2020 than in the first half of 2019, an undeniable reminder that the opioid epidemic rages on amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and when the two are combined, the effects are even more devastating.

On September 29th, R&J brought together leaders in behavioral health and addiction treatment services from across the state to discuss the pandemic’s impact on substance use disorder treatment. The free, virtual town hall, titled “Substance Use Disorder Treatment in N.J. During COVID-19 and Beyond,” addressed how treatment providers have adapted inpatient, outpatient and telehealth services in response to the pandemic as well as how to address substance use disorder care in the new COVID-19 environment.



Lilo Stainton

Award-winning healthcare reporter, NJ Spotlight and NJTV News



Catch this powerful, informative discussion on-demand now by watching a recording of the town hall below:

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