Coronavirus isn’t stopping RCA’s addiction treatment
Authored by Ken Redmile
In a time of social distancing and isolation, people in active addiction and in recovery are at a heightened risk. They’re alone with the darkest parts of themselves; for most, this is a trying time. The risk of relapse, overdose, withdrawal, or death is constant. The urgency to help people still struggling with addiction has never been stronger.
With limited access to stores and restaurants that sell alcohol, people suffering from alcohol abuse run the risk of withdrawal. Out of boredom, anxiety, or fear, people may be using more drugs as they sit at home by themselves – or worse, with family members or loved ones who trigger their need to use.
For those in recovery, isolation, boredom, and distancing isn’t a recipe for success, as recovery has taught them to surround themselves with support and stay engaged in the steps.
That’s why Recovery Centers of America (RCA) is continuing its mission to save one million lives, one neighborhood at a time. Addiction doesn’t stop and neither do we.
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