Addiction And Isolation, Staying Safe!

May 1, 2020 -- Posted by : admin

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Before COVID-19 turned into a pandemic, many alcohol and drug addicts would attend anonymous meetings each week or would be part of some support groups at local clinics and centers. It would make them feel that they are never judged, and being around other people with similar problems helped them feel secure and safe.

But the pandemic crisis has changed all that, and many AA and other support groups are moving their activities online. Others are shifting to phone appointments and meetings, and this has also led to significant isolation of addicts.

Self-isolation and self-distancing are indeed necessary to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 virus, but that works for people that aren't struggling with addictions.  It's why we at Rob’s Ranch focus on providing a safe, secure rehab treatment facility and follow all the necessary precautions while treating our patients.

Why Online Rehab Programs Aren’t Effective

Many addicts that aren’t enrolled at any drug rehab & alcohol treatment center are now finding it extremely challenging to stay in recovery. The whole point of attending AA meetings is to be around other people, feel connected, and be social. The online space doesn't give them that comfort and support, and they feel like they are missing something.

While being in self-isolation might the safer way to avoid contracting & spreading COVID-19, the concerns that recovering addicts have are very real. Being in isolation and self-distancing can potentially increase feelings of anxiety and depression in people that are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. The fact is that, in many cases, those are underlying causes of addiction, and it is a disease of isolation.

The COVID-19 situation has created conditions where all these people are now isolated. Expecting them to get online or pick up the phone to get some support may not pan out well.  These are just a few of the various challenges that emerge as the problem of addiction (which is a public health crisis) collides with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why Join a Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center?

The only way to keep on track and improve your chances of recovery from addiction would be to join a Christian-based rehab. Look for one that follows social distancing norms and includes all the necessary precautions to prevent an impact from the virus.

Some outpatient and inpatient programs have paused admitting or accepting new patients because they aren't fully prepared to maintain the necessary social distancing rules. Many daily activities at a spiritual treatment center are conducted in groups, and the common areas are shared. All these settings significantly increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

At Rob’s Ranch, we are aware of all these issues and have various precautions in place to protect our patients, staff as well as visitors. We monitor the patients for symptoms and check their temperature daily. These and the other measures we have in place, make treatment and Christian alcohol counseling at our center a safe place for recovery additions while in isolation.  

If you want to know more or wish to find a rehab facility, don’t hesitate to contact us at Rob’s Ranch. You can call (405) 253-3838 or contact [email protected].




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