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Substance Abuse Treatment Services for Children Impacted by Pandemic

The pandemic has created new stresses for many, including children. That has them looking for ways to self medicate, and they’re reaching for alcohol.

Gillian Brooks reports on the issue for CBS News 2 out of Cedar Rapids.  Listen in to hear from subject matter experts Andrew Allen, YSS President and CEO, and Matthew Voorhees, YSS Residential Program Manager.

SPECIAL REPORT: Substance abuse treatment services for children impacted by pandemic

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