National Opioid Crisis Expert, Dynamic Speaker And Author, Dr. John Rosa Encourages Parents And Healthcare Professionals To Be Alert To Symptoms Of Drug Use And Mental Illness In Children After Pandemic Is Over.

Dr. John P. Rosa, opioid crisis expert, author, and dynamic speaker alerts readers to the dangers that may await our youngest children who are living through the pandemic and unable to voice or understand their anxieties once it is long forgotten.

ROCKVILLE, MD. April 21, 2021: Dr. John Rosa, dynamic speaker, national opioid crisis expert, and co-author of The Recipe for Success with Jack Canfield, posted a new article on his website entitled, Today’s Young Ones May Exhibit Negative Effects Of Pandemic Years From Now.” Dr. Rosa is fully aware that once the pandemic comes to an end it may just be the beginning of a new set of problems for today’s children.

“In coming years,” Dr. Rosa writes, “the pandemic will be long forgotten, yet, it may have a profoundly negative effect on many children who are experiencing anxiety caused by the pandemic today.” He continues elaborating, “Fear is not something that many children know how to deal with. In fact, most people have a difficult time expressing, understanding, and eliminating the emotional feelings of fear in the physical body. This is one reason parents and those in health care must be hyper-vigilant to the signs that the pandemic may be having subtle emotional effects on the mental health of children.”

As Dr. Rosa points out, “Even during normal times, adolescence is when most mental illnesses begin to show up.” He adds, “According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 1 in 6 children in the U.S. aged 6 -17 experience a mental health disorder each year. Adolescents don’t understand their depression or anxiety, which makes it compelling to reach out for whatever makes them feel better. It’s safe to say that the fear of catching a deadly virus, which has made some children afraid to be around other people can be deeply anxiety provoking.”

According to Dr. Rosa, “Mental illness is very often a contributing factor to the tendency toward drug use. NAMI confirms that “substance use disorders, defined as the repeated misuse of alcohol and/or drugs, often occur simultaneously in individuals with mental illness, usually to cope with overwhelming symptoms.”  NAMI further notes that 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.” https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Mental-Health-Conditions

Dr. Rosa also states that, “To further complicate matters, very often the things that make them feel better are in the medicine and liquor cabinets in their own homes.”

Read the entire article at https://www.drjohnrosa.com/todays-young-ones-may-exhibit-negative-effects-of-pandemic-years-from-now/

About John P. Rosa


Dr. John Rosa owns and supervises Accessible Beltway Clinics, which is comprised of 17 clinics in Maryland and Virginia that sees over 60,000 patient visits per year. ABC Clinics combine medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and behavioral medicine to give a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to pain syndromes and musculoskeletal disorders. Active in sports medicine with consulting/treating athletes in several universities, NBA, MLB, NHL and USA Olympic Basketball. Creator of 24/7 RnR an FDA approved analgesic cream; a proprietary blend of the most potent materials resulting in the most effective product on the market for pain Relief and aiding Recovery. Founder of Accessible Wellness Solutions – an onsite corporate wellness program offering consulting, lectures and management of onsite clinics.

Leader in Chiropractic  

Trustee of New York Chiropractic College for over 15 years serving final 3-year term as Chairman of the Board and given the honor or Board Emeritus post service. Awarded the highest recognitions in Chiropractic Medicine as Fellow of the American Chiropractic Colleges and Fellow of the International Chiropractic Colleges.

Integrative Medicine Specialist:

  • Current Vice Chair of the Board to Maryland University of Integrative Health
  • Consultant on Integrative Medicine to hospital cancer center
  • Reduced opioid prescriptions by 70% by integrating Chiropractic, physical therapy and behavioral medicine in a primary care setting
  • Expert/Speaker – Educating medical community on the Integrative Medicine approach to treating pain

Opioid Crisis Expert:

  • White House Surrogate
  • Law Enforcement Consultant (Homeland Security, CBP, DOJ, DEA and Postal)
  • State and National Consultant to Opioid Task Forces
  • Corporate and professional organization consultant
  • Best selling author

Community Leadership:

  • Board member of the National Italian American Foundation
  • Founder of “Overdose Free America” a nonprofit 501c which uses the power of celebrity and entertainment to bring the Opioid Crisis the visibility and support it deserves
  • Volunteer at Crossroads Freedom Center – a residential facility in Maryland to help overcome addiction

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