Listen: Catholic Charities, Substance Abuse, “Epidemic within the Pandemic”

They refer to it as the epidemic within the pandemic: the opioid crisis has more complicated deadly during the pandemic. Shannon Kelly, Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster spoke to us about the current rise of substance abuse in Sullivan County, the difficulties in treating these issues in the pandemic, and the wide range of help that is available. Plus, the $200 thousand grant Catholic Charities just received to aid their efforts.






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