The actual effects of COVID-19 are still being estimated. And we may never know the full extent of harm caused by the pandemic. But while most people are worried about protecting themselves from contracting the virus, what effect is the pandemic having on those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction? What is the impact on those who currently use drugs and alcohol?
The list of daily healthy activities we should maintain is a long one. Most people know that getting a decent night’s rest is essential for our health, but why? Why is sleep crucial to health, and why is it so important for recovering addicts to get plenty of rest?
It’s common for a society to honor and uplift good behavior and to condemn and vilify bad behavior. Unfortunately, some people are confused about the nature of certain human conditions, addiction being one of them. Why is it so harmful to stigmatize and stereotype addicts? And what should people do instead to help addicts?
A big part of maintaining a happy, fulfilling life of sobriety comes from sticking to a healthy diet.
Alcohol is an accepted part of our culture, but that doesn't make alcohol "good" by any means. In fact, there is always risk in even moderate drinking, and that risk is exacerbated during a health crisis. Why is it so crucial to avoid alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Anyone can fall prey to addiction. But some people who work in certain careers may be at a heightened risk due to workplace stress, exposure to substances, etc.
There's no doubt that marijuana has harmful effects. But as scientific studies of the drug continue to report their conclusions, it would appear that there is much in the name of harmful effects regarding marijuana that we did NOT know, not until now.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people all across the country are taking extra precautions to protect their health. But what about those who are also struggling with an addiction to drugs and alcohol?
Exercise has proven health benefits in many different ways, from helping to avoid illness to improving heart and lung function to keeping bones and joints healthy and strong. How can you incorporate exercise into your life in a way that meets your needs?
People who struggle with drug addiction and alcohol abuse are at higher risk of contracting an illness. And in a time when a contagious virus is spreading across America, it could not be more vital that struggling addicts seek help as soon as possible.