Substance Abuse Counseling Article on Pandemic and Opioid Abuse

Losing sight of the opioid problem in the United States would be a great error considering the damage it causes to homes.  The pandemic has taken much attention away from other issues, but as it continues and others are forced into isolation, substance abuse continues to rise even at a faster rate.

Opioid abuse continues to be a growing concern and issue during the pandemic. Please also review AIHCP’s Substance Abuse Counseling Training


Thea article, “4 Reasons Why the Opioid Crisis Still Needs Our Attention” by Phil Walls looks at the problem and why society still needs to remain vigilant regarding opioid abuse.  He states,

“There’s some evidence that issues related to the pandemic environment, including treatment delays and increased social isolation, may be contributing to an uptick in misuse. But there are other developments in the health care, pharmaceutical and workers’ compensation industries affecting both opioid usage and the parties responsible for paying for it.”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Substance Abuse Counseling Training Program and see if it meets and matches your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Substance Abuse Counseling.

A certification in Substance Abuse Counseling does not necessarily require a license in counseling especially if someone is working at a center under professional guidance or is utilizing it as a pastor and minister.