On the Frontlines: COVID-19, Addiction, and the Emergency Department

NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow talks with Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, Physician in Chief of Emergency Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital. They discuss how the emergency department has changed in the midst of COVID-19, and the challenges and opportunities COVID-19 presents for clinicians treating substance use disorder. Watch the video to hear their insights.

Read more about this topic in the NEJM article, The Adverse Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with OUD Highlights the Urgent Need for Reform to Leverage ED-Based Treatment.