woman in mask dealing with addiction

How World Events Impact Addiction

When world events like a pandemic cause sudden changes in our lives, there are significant impacts out of our control. Stay at home orders, social distancing, and distance learning are all becoming the new normal. What does that mean for someone who is suffering from addiction during COVID-19? These impacts don’t mean it’s impossible to…

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Epidemic vs. Pandemic

Epidemic vs. Pandemic As many people are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across the world. At the same time, we have a drug epidemic in our country. People may question what is the difference between an epidemic vs. pandemic. Is one worse than the other or do they affect one another? Let’s take a…

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Compromised Immune System

Compromised Immune System and COVID-19 Risks As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, those with a compromised immune system face higher risks. Groups of people with a compromised immune system include the elderly, the already sick, and substance abusers. Addiction now poses a dual threat to the user: the normal threat of overdose and…

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Safety at Rehab

Safety at Rehab During the COVID-19 Pandemic Do you wish to overcome addiction at a rehab facility, but are afraid of the COVID-19 pandemic? Safety at rehab is critical during this period to ensure full recovery and avoid a catastrophic spread of the deadly virus. Statistics reveal that addiction changes the brain chemistry of a…