• COVID-19 Law and Policy Briefings, Series Two: Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health

      George Consortium; Center for Health Policy and Law (Northeastern University School of Law); Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law); APHA Law Section (2021-03-04)
      This past year has upended the daily routines and patterns that so many Americans rely upon to structure their lives. Some of those most adversely affected by this sustained instability have been those battling mental illness and substance abuse issues. As the US nears the one-year mark of a uniquely isolating national tragedy, rates of alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and reported depression and anxiety are peaking. Healing systemic injuries like these will require more than vaccines. The experts on this week’s COVID Law Briefing ask what can be done, through policy or institutional leadership, to ensure a deeper recovery.