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Cut off from counseling during the coronavirus pandemic? There are options


April 15, 2020

Keeping away from one another is crucial for stopping the coronavirus. But that distancing also risks keeping people away from vital support.

"It's a real danger," said Mike Marshall, executive director of Oregon Recovers, a coalition of addiction recovery groups. People in recovery, he said, rely on group meetings to provide community and accountability. Showing up regularly to say, "I'm Mike, I'm an alcoholic," is a way of defining his problem while asking for help from people in the same room.

"I don't have that anymore" because of the coronavirus, he said. "And then, on top of that, our...

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