pandemic addictions

Local substance-abuse counselors say the pandemic is causing a surge in people who are abusing alcohol and other drugs, and they fear long-term fallout in related social problems such as domestic and child abuse.

COVID-19 isn’t the only disease running rampant in the Northwoods.

Addiction counselors said that as the pandemic has taken its toll on the Bay Area, substance abuse problems have mirrored the spike in local cases — and related safety restrictions.

Allison Allen

Allison Allen

Tom Jensen

Tom Jensen

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