Avoiding Relapse During Social Isolation
Addiction experts are concerned that the mitigation strategies required to combat the COVID-19 pandemic can trigger a relapse for those who struggle with drug and alcohol use. Our youth are no exception.
One major factor in substance abuse recovery can be the relationships and connections formed in therapeutic sessions and support meetings. The increased likelihood of relapse may be because people in recovery do not have access to in-person meetings or counseling, or isolation can exacerbate mental health issues that lead to drug and alcohol use.