New PSA on Addiction and COVID-19
April 22, 2020
The Addiction Policy Forum launched a PSA (public service announcement) today called A Message from Gramma aimed at individuals with a substance use disorder to bring awareness to their risk of COVID-19 complications.
Health officials warn that those struggling with an addiction – particularly opioid and methamphetamine use disorders – and those who smoke or vape nicotine or marijuana may be more vulnerable than others to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and to developing more severe symptoms. COVID-19 attacks the respiratory tract and can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia and respiratory failure.