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Power Over Pain: Mental Health & Addiction During COVID-19, National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18, 2020. Dr. Baxter discusses mental health challenges during COVID-19, as well as the challenges of access to addiction treatment. Need help? Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) – this is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Stress levels are high. Kids, teens, adolescents, and adults may be self-medicating from whatever can be found at home. Dr. Baxter shares a bright outlook on treatments. Immunosuppressants/biologics we are already using for other conditions are likely to be effective at decreasing the severity of COVID-19. Ready to try something easy for treating pain at home? Dr Baxter says if you haven’t tried something new for pain while quarantining, consider meditation and magnesium. Easy! More details at #WhatWorksForPain and on our resources page. Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted

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