Coronavirus means long lines, long wait times for those battling opioid crisis

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — If patience is a virtue, then the patients waiting outside the Compdrug opioid treatment clinic say they’ve had their virtues tried this week.

New social distancing orders put in place to help quell the spread of the coronavirus have prompted long lines and longer wait times for those seeking methadone or suboxone treatment — drugs typically given to help curb addiction to powerful opiates.

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