News

Coronavirus causing rise in drug, alcohol relapses among people in recovery, expert says As the nation gets more stringent about non-essential travel and bans on group gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus, one expert says the pandemic may result in an unintended rise in drug and alcohol relapses among those who are in recovery. “Yes, we are already starting to see an increase in relapses," Dayry Hulkow, M.S., a primary therapist at Arete Recovery, a Delphi Behavioral Health Group facility, told Fox News. Hulkow did not indicate how many relapses she had seen among clients, but according to the American Addiction Center, over 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older battled a substance use disorder in 2017. About 74 percent of those individuals reported an alcohol use disorder, while 38 percent reported an illicit drug use disorder. Of those individuals, 8.5 million reported a mental health disorder in addition to a substance use disorder. Mental health professionals have recently been speaking out about different ways to cope with isolation and anxiety regarding COVID-19, which can also act as triggers for those in recovery, especially when coupled with canceled Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings.

Coronavirus causing rise in drug, alcohol relapses

Coronavirus causing rise in drug, alcohol relapses among people in recovery, expert says As the nation gets more stringent about non-essential travel and bans on group gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus, one expert says the pandemic may result in an unintended rise in drug and alcohol relapses among those who are in recovery.

Read More »

Ben Affleck Says He Has Been Taking Antidepressants Since Age 26

Ben Affleck is opening up further about his mental health. In the second part of an interview with Diane Sawyer for Good Morning America, which aired Friday, the 47-year-old actor and filmmaker reveals he has been taking antidepressants for more than 20 years. “I get depressed. I take antidepressants. They’re very helpful for me,” Affleck

Read More »

What is Anxiety?

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” Knowing the difference between normal feelings of anxiety and an anxiety disorder requiring medical attention can help a person identify and treat the condition. In this article, we look at the

Read More »

Dad honors his daughter’s memory with rehab facility

Before Kevin Simmers’ daughter Brooke died of an opioid overdose, she had wanted to open a treatment center for women. He made her dream come true. When Brooke Simmers was in a rehab facility for opiate addiction, she told her father, Kevin, that she wanted to open her own halfway house. Brooke died in 2015,

Read More »

GET HELP NOW

The addiction recovery and rehabilitation expert is standing by to answer your questions about our addiction treatment and rehabilitation program.

0/5 (0 Reviews)
Call Now Button Scroll to Top