7 Reasons To Seek Addiction Treatment
Substance use disorder, which is more colloquially known as drug addiction, is a serious mental...
It is scary and saddening for many, but the prevalence of COVID-19 is still at an international high. COVID-19 has impacted and changed lives across the globe. As projected outbreaks worsen throughout the fall months, there are several ways that you can stay safe and help keep your mental health in check.
You have lived through masks and general safety rules for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has continued to update guidelines for keeping you and your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. People who are not fully vaccinated do run a higher risk of health problems from COVID-19. The CDC shares these tips for how to protect yourself and others:
COVID-19 and the isolation that accompanies it has proven to be especially rough on mental health. Fear of COVID-19 and the polarizing debates about lockdowns and vaccines can be problematic and sometimes dangerous. Feeling scared, sad, rejected, or confused by all the rules surrounding COVID-19 is normal, and it is okay to not know what to do. If you are worried, talk to your doctor or therapist about COVID-19 and the impact it is having on your life and mental health
Due to stress, isolation, declines in mental health, and other reasons, addiction rates in the United States have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Addiction is a serious illness that can take over a person’s life, often with co-occurring disorders that need to be addressed for proper treatment.
According to information shared by the National Institutes of Health, “addictive behavior and COVID-19 form the dangerous duo which fuels each other’s propagation.” If you are struggling with a substance use disorder, you are not alone. Talk to your doctor right away or check yourself into a rehabilitation facility.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a scary, life-changing experience for many – and unfortunately, it does not appear to be ending any time soon. You can take that first step now to free yourself from addiction, keep yourself safe from COVID-19, and live a happy and healthy life in recovery.
Though it’s been said COVID-19 would be “over” by now, what do you do when people are still being impacted by COVID-19 and new variants of the virus continue to emerge? First off, talk to your doctor. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have, give you medical facts about COVID-19, and help you protect yourself from contracting the virus. If you are struggling with your mental health or using substances due to the impacts of prolonged COVID-19, call us at RECO Intensive. At RECO Intensive, we understand that the negative impacts of COVID-19 – everything from fear to isolation to financial worries – can lead people to harsh places. It’s difficult to maintain your mental health during a global pandemic, and it’s especially difficult to beat addiction on your own. Our professional staff and experienced alumni can create a treatment plan that is specifically catered to your needs. To learn more, call RECO Intensive today at (561) 464-6533.
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