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How Social Distancing Is Affecting Idaho’s Rehab And Sobriety Programs

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The national emergency caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 is putting stress on every part of our nation’s health care delivery system. And our efforts to slow spread, while working, are creating a whole set of new challenges. 

Social distancing and self isolation are taking a toll on the mental health of those battling with or recovering from addiction. 

Joining Idaho Matters live to talk more about this are John Flanagan, CEO of Northpoint Recovery and Evan Beales, also with Northpoint Recovery. 


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Hi! I’m Gemma Gaudette, the host of the award-winning show, Idaho Matters. During the day you’ll find me researching and writing about all the fascinating topics we tackle on our show. And of course, at noon, each weekday you’ll find me live behind the microphone as Idaho Matters airs.