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IU experts available to comment on addiction, recovery implications of COVID-19 pandemic

March 23, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- People who find themselves out of work or confined at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic are much more likely to experience severe anxiety or abuse alcohol and other substances, even if they have never had those issues before. The risks are especially great for those already in treatment for addiction or in recovery. Indiana University has experts available to discuss how people can cope with the immense stress of social isolation, financial loss and ongoing uncertainty while avoiding potentially self-destructive behaviors. For more information, contact Darrin Pack at 414-870-2653 or darpack@iu.edu.

Jon Agley

Alcohol misuse; drug abuse; opioid and other substance crises; screening and brief intervention; prevention and treatment.

IU Bloomington

Email: jagley@indiana.edu

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Jon Agley works at the Indiana Prevention Resource Center and the Institute for Research on Addictive Behavior in the School of Public Health at Indiana University Bloomington. His work focuses on the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance use -- ranging from risky to dependent -- as well as mitigation of other selected chronic and infectious health conditions. (more)

Peter Finn

Substance use disorders; alcoholism; addiction; biopsychosocial processes in addiction; self control; risky and impulsive decision-making; impulsivity; thrill seeking and related personality traits.

IU Bloomington

Email: finnp@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

Professor Peter Finn specializes in clinical science; biology, behavior and neuroscience; and neural science. His research focuses on cognitive and motivational processes in substance abuse, working memory and self-regulation, and disinhibitory processes in personality. He is head of the Biobehavioral Alcohol Research Laboratory. (more)

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