The pandemic has created situations where people are unable to reach out to loved ones or spend time with friends. That can make symptoms of mental health harder to deal with, sometimes leading to the use of drugs or alcohol as a way to compensate. For those with addiction, isolation can make addiction treatment a bit further out of reach, putting relapse at risk. Our team at Amatus Recovery Center can provide outstanding support to you right now.
Isolation and Pandemic – How Addiction Worsens
For a person with depression or anxiety, the pandemic is likely to increase their symptoms. It becomes harder to talk to someone about your fears, and when you are constantly bombarded with facts about how bad the pandemic can be, it’s easy to see how you may feel worse. That leads to an increased risk of addiction. You may turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with those symptoms.
For people who have an addiction, including those who may have received some support, the isolation of a pandemic can make it hard to avoid relapse. You’re alone, often without the support system you need to keep you on track. Concerns about your health, financial wellbeing, and overall quality of life can make it challenging to manage to get by.
How to Know You Need Addiction Treatment Now
Whether you are in isolation or struggling with the results of the pandemic, pay close attention to your symptoms and your thoughts as they change. Seek out addiction treatment when you notice a significant change.
These changes may include:
- A pattern of negative thoughts
- Inability to express your feelings
- Thoughts of using drugs and alcohol if you’re in recovery
- Increasing use of drugs and alcohol if you are still waiting for treatment
- Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
- Increasing anxiety
When you feel as though the isolation is becoming too much for you, find a way to reach out. Initially, friends and family may help, but reaching out to a professional drug and alcohol treatment program is the better option.
Is Addiction Treatment Safe During the Pandemic?
Some people have put off getting addiction treatment because they worry it isn’t safe. That’s not the case. There are many measures in place that can provide you with exceptional care and attention to your needs. Our TruHealing Centers team is following all CDC recommendations of care. That means you will find the same level of safety here as you would at home or in other settings.
The key to remember is that addiction is a life-threatening condition as well. While the pandemic may make you worry, the next use of a potent drug or drinking too much alcohol could put you at risk for an overdose, which could cost you much more. This is made even worse if you are at risk for relapse after a period of not abusing drugs or alcohol.
Put Your Trust in Our Dedicated Team of Professionals
We’re here for you. Isolation does not have to take over your addiction recovery or make it hard for you to get the addiction treatment you need. Turn to our team at TruHealing Centers today to learn more about how we can help you, including through programs such as:
- Drug and alcohol detox
- Residential addiction treatment
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Intensive outpatient program
- Outpatient treatment programs
- Community housing services
Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need at TruHealing Centers
During a pandemic, you may experience increased symptoms of addiction, especially as isolation continues. That’s why reaching out for addiction treatment right now is so critical to you. Our team at TruHealing Centers offers support to help you treat your addiction and prevent relapse if you’re in recovery. To learn more, call 833.631.0525 or connect with us online today.