The social isolation requirements being enforced by most state governments is particularly challenging for those battling drug and/or alcohol addiction. Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is hugely dependent upon community support.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous has been moved online, but this is only accessible to those who have the technology to participate. Even virtual meetings can cause further isolated and depressed thoughts as we long to be with friends in person. Without in-person (and for some, virtual) support or meetings, former addicts are left to battle their addiction with very little support.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an especially stressful time for current and former addicts. Is there anything we can do to help?
If you know of a current or former addict, do your best to stay in contact: daily, and sometimes multiple times a day. Encourage them to stay busy either in their place of residence or outside.
This strategy can also be applied to current or former addicts. Reach out to leaders or participants in your AA or NA group, a friend or co-worker who knows your struggle, or family members. Multiple support partners during this time are best so you can talk when the urge to indulge in drugs or alcohol is persistent. Do your best to stay busy and occupied around the house and outside. Watch this video to learn more:
At Nationwide Drug Testing Service, we will be here every step of the way. Our staff is not only understanding and considerate, but knowledgeable as well. From the moment you contact us, you can expect to deal with a professional, well-trained Representative who will be with you throughout the entire process.
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