National Journal: Addiction services face closures, cutbacks amid COVID-19 outbreak

“Investment in mental health through this Congress, especially in the time of COVID, has been almost an afterthought,” said Benjamin Miller, chief strategy officer for Well Being Trust, which advocates policies and programs to address mental illness and substance abuse.
“The underlying mental-health epidemic in this country was really bad before COVID,” Miller said. “I can’t imagine, without some type of profound and robust investment in intervention, it’s going to be any better after COVID.”
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