December 22, 2020

Celebrating the Winter Holidays Safely in Recovery

Navigating holidays like Christmas depends upon keeping your stress in check. You don’t want to find yourself in situations that make you want to drink or use. 2020 has been an all-around stressful year; many of you have had to contend with unwanted feelings and emotions. Hopefully, you have...

July 29, 2020

Compassion Fatigue | The Negative Cost of Caring

About Compassion FatigueCompassion fatigue is a condition characterized by emotional and physical exhaustion leading to a diminished ability to empathize or feel compassion for others, often described as the negative cost of caring. It is sometimes referred to as secondary traumatic stress (STS). According to the Professional Quality of...

June 30, 2020

Mental Health Disorders Amid a Pandemic

Physical and mental health are interconnected; both require maintenance during these challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has put the lives of millions in jeopardy. On the one hand is the real risk of contracting a potentially fatal virus, on the other is the havoc wrought on the minds of...

May 29, 2020

COVID-19, Addiction, and “Deaths of Despair”

Amid a global pandemic, it can be challenging to remember that America was already facing a national addiction epidemic before COVID-19 washed ashore. Now the country is faced with two public health crises; one is two decades old, and the other just a few months. However, in a short...

May 7, 2020

Older Americans Month and Addiction Treatment

Older and immunocompromised Americans are at the most significant risk of contracting and succumbing to the coronavirus. Seeing as many people in addiction recovery are elderly, many of whom have compromised immune systems from misusing drugs and alcohol, older individuals in the program are at even higher risk.The COVID-19...

April 24, 2020

Coping with Stress in Recovery

The global pandemic has proved to bring billions together in a common cause to eradicate COVID-19. However, it has also led to an exponential rise in calls to mental health crisis hotlines, and alcohol sales are through the roof. Members of the recovery community are cut off from the...

April 17, 2020

Alcohol Relapse Increases Risk of Contracting Coronavirus

Billions of people fear contracting the coronavirus known as COVID-19, and for rational reasons. Millions of people in addiction recovery have the same concern, but they are also worried about the strength of their program. Such individuals lack the resources they could always rely on and are forced to...

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