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How To Know If You Need Depression Treatment During COVID-19

2020-06-06T15:39:39-07:00

The COVID-19 outbreak is more than just a global pandemic. For those who struggle with a mental illness, this disease can increase the chance that their mental health issues will worsen. The novel coronavirus and its accompanying social distancing bring isolation, panic, and even trauma to many across the world. Unfortunately, the loneliness and fear resulting from this outbreak are already massive. According to one poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, almost half of adults surveyed reported that they’ve experienced [...]

How To Know If You Need Depression Treatment During COVID-192020-06-06T15:39:39-07:00

Is Addiction Treatment Worth The Risk During COVID-19? Ask Yourself These Questions

2020-06-06T15:39:57-07:00

One thing addicts and alcoholics didn’t imagine facing is a roadblock to treatment as massive and elusive as addiction itself: the novel coronavirus. Yet in 2020, many addicts are having to decide whether going to rehab will help them or make things harder. Addiction doesn’t stop for a global viral outbreak. But neither do treatment centers. Despite COVID-19, United States drug rehabs, including Hotel California by the Sea, remain open. Caring employees continue dedicating their time to fighting addiction - [...]

Is Addiction Treatment Worth The Risk During COVID-19? Ask Yourself These Questions2020-06-06T15:39:57-07:00

Ways To Be Of Service At Home: A Guide For Addicts

2020-06-06T15:40:04-07:00

Being of service is arguably one of the best ways to improve your mental health, especially if you’re an addict or alcoholic. And no, that’s not just our opinion. There is actually extensive research on the way that volunteering and other means of helping others can improve someone’s state of mind. Why? Well, being of service encourages connection. It tears down ego. It gets people out of their minds. It humbles… And it always leaves you inexplicably feeling as though [...]

Ways To Be Of Service At Home: A Guide For Addicts2020-06-06T15:40:04-07:00

Ways to Prevent Relapse During COVID-19 Financial Insecurity

2020-06-06T15:40:24-07:00

Over 23.5 million people in the United States are addicted to drugs and alcohol. That’s basically the entire population of Texas. Now, after over 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week, experts are concerned that the influx of finance-related anxiety lurking in the background of the novel coronavirus pandemic will worsen the rate of addiction in the United States. At the same time, financial insecurity poses a higher risk of relapse for those already in the recovery community. Avoiding [...]

Ways to Prevent Relapse During COVID-19 Financial Insecurity2020-06-06T15:40:24-07:00

4 Rules For Preventing Relapse During COVID-19

2020-06-16T13:55:56-07:00

A relapse occurs when someone in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse suddenly breaks a sustained period of abstinence. The National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that around 40%-60% of recovering alcoholics end up relapsing into another cycle of addiction after getting sober. But that’s in normal global health conditions. Now, there’s a global pandemic, COVID-19, to mix into those statistics. Where recovering addicts and alcoholics would typically spend their afternoons catching up with a friend over coffee, they’re [...]

4 Rules For Preventing Relapse During COVID-192020-06-16T13:55:56-07:00

7 Actionable Tips For Coping With What You Can’t Control

2020-04-09T17:38:52-07:00

Let’s be honest, there are a lot of things in life we can’t change. In fact, most of what we think we can control is probably stuff we have little handle on, too. The amount beyond our control is also beyond our comprehension. And when there’s a global pandemic in the mix, you’re likely to feel even more anxiety than usual. Right now, many people are following orders to keep themselves physically safe from the newest global pandemic, COVID-19. But in [...]

7 Actionable Tips For Coping With What You Can’t Control2020-04-09T17:38:52-07:00