Amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, you’re probably spending a lot of time on social media. So you know everyone is talking about how they’re spending their time in quarantine. How are you spending yours? Many who can’t go to work are spending their days watching Netflix. But others are doing something meaningful with their quarantine time. Find out why so many are seeking safety at rehab.
1. A Safe Place
Unlike homeless shelters, prisons, and hospitals, residential rehabs are small and intimate. Because it’s a medically-supervised space that doesn’t house physically-sick people, you know it’s sanitary.
And they take precautions to keep clients safe and healthy while they work on their addictions.
Social distancing and physical distancing? Rehab centers have been practicing these habits before most of us saw these words on Twitter.
As part of the healing process, residents reduce physical contact. Hugging and other touching are discouraged.
That way, you can focus on your own healing.
2. The Services You Need Now
Maybe you’ve been going through a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program. Or you’ve attended outpatient therapy over the past several months.
During quarantine, those services may not be available.
Checking into a treatment center is smart right now. It ensures that you’re not left out in the cold when outpatient facilities can no longer provide these services in your community.
Even if addiction facilities are still open right not, they may not be in another week. So make plans now.
If you’re ready to get on the road to better health and success in recovery, you’ll find safety at rehab.
3. Stick to Your Commitments
Do you attend weekly 12-step meetings or weekly therapy for support and accountability as part of a rehab aftercare program? You may also find these services unavailable.
And on top of that, with the stress of COVID-19 quarantine, you may be very tempted to drink or use drugs.
The compassionate team at an addiction treatment facility can help you stick with your commitments. Renew your commitment to your health and wellness during this time.
4. Get Healthy
Many people are also choosing the safety of rehab for this reason. They realize that they’re at increased risk of severe complications and even death.
Addictions destroy the lungs, heart, liver, kidney, and immune system. So this is a wake-up call for a lot of people. To survive pandemics like COVID-19, they need to get as healthy as possible. You do too.
How is addiction impacting your own health? Is it putting you around unsanitary people and places that increase your risks?
Rehab is a good place for you to get healthy and distance yourself from areas where the disease is spreading.
5. Get Mental Health Care
If you have an addiction and mental health disorder, a hazardous situation stands before you. Events like this can increase depression and anxiety. So if you use more when you get depressed and anxious, you may overdo it.
That could lead to an overdose.
Furthermore, if you have a mood disorder, you may experience extremes that make it difficult for you to care for yourself or those you love.
Residential rehabs are equipped to manage mental health challenges. If you have a mental health disorder and addiction, we treat them together to improve your chances of long-term success in recovery.
Safety At Rehab
As we all face uncertainty and danger during the coronavirus pandemic, many as seeking safety at rehab. There, professionals offer you a comfortable, safe, and supportive space to overcome addiction.
People can get services that are no longer available in an outpatient or office setting.