When the Virus Met the Addict

In the '80s, the HIV epidemic and crack cocaine addiction overlapped, each exacerbating the deadly toll on its victims, who tended to be gay, Black, Hispanic, poor or female. 

Today, the United States faces another devastating pairing: COVID-19 and opioid addiction.

Has anything changed, or does our country still maintain an “us vs. them” attitude?

Read “When the Virus Met the Addict” in the Spring 2021 issue of Ignite.

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