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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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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.