Addiction is a powerful thing even during normal times. Isolation and quarantine can make addiction even harder. Lack of social support, counseling and being around other people can make one turn towards addicting things. Instead of connection, the person returns to addiction.
The article, “Managing Addiction Recovery During Self-Isolation” from Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials takes a closer look how one can manage addiction during self-isolation. The article states,
Managing addiction recovery can be difficult at any time but the recent coronavirus pandemic has made doing so even harder. Besides affecting in-person meetings and appointments, current quarantine rules have also put extra strain on those struggling with recovery. But that doesn’t mean any efforts are hopeless. Understanding what triggers can add stress to your situation can make dealing with current circumstances easier. And it’s also important to know how many ways you can still receive the support you need.
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Identifying triggers is a key part of managing oneself during self isolation. Being able to ward off the feelings of need is also key. This is easier said then done but the article above hopes to give a few ways to make it less difficult. If you would like to become certified in Substance Abuse Counseling and would like to help others, please review AIHCP’s program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.