…“Folks in early recovery really need the connection. And, these folks don’t have access to a lot of the online meetings that are going on,” said Peggy Vezina, program director at the RECOVER Project. The nonprofit Federal Street program provides a slew of social services and meets the physical needs of those who have nothing — “Bus passes. Socks. Gloves. Water. Small bottles of hand sanitizer. We’ve taken a giant step backward in terms of stigma. This population has been largely ignored in all of the efforts to keep people safe.” [CONTINUE READING]
Social distancing policies threaten the cornerstone of addiction recovery
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