The U.S. is seeing a surge in opioid overdoses and an uptick in alcohol and substance use amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Illinois, Cook County is on track to double the number of opioid-related deaths from 2019.
On International Overdose Awareness Day, Reset digs into how the pandemic is making it harder for those who are struggling with addiction or substance use, and hears a personal story of overcoming addiction.
GUESTS: Jim Scarpace, executive director at Gateway Foundation
Lucy Valdez, graduate of the Gateway Foundation