As COVID-19 continues to spread, ask yourself: could you find your much-needed support and safety at rehab right now?
Many communities and states have ordered people to “shelter in place”. So you’re staying at home as much as possible, physically distancing yourself, and washing your hands.
These times are trying times. So everyone must adapt. Here’s why drug rehab may be the smart choice.
1. COVID-19 Already disrupts your Life
One of the reasons many professionals and students delay rehab is because it disrupts their lives. But at this time, you may be working fewer hours, or not at all.
You are now, or soon will be, sheltering in place.
If you’ve been waiting to go to rehab because you fear missing out on life, you might choose to go to a safe and isolated residential rehab at a time when it causes the least additional disruption.
Most people get out in 30-90 days. After you finish, you’ll feel more prepared to get back to work and on with the rest of your life.
2. Outpatient Services Are Closing
Health officials recommend that people cancel their doctor’s and dentist’s appointments if they can to avoid exposure. Unfortunately, this will also postpone many outpatient rehab services.
People may not be able to get in to see their regular therapists. Non-profits may cancel weekly 12-step meetings. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facilities are temporally shutting down.
This puts a person who is in the middle of outpatient treatment in a dangerous predicament. And even those who’ve been in recovery for years may struggle without their aftercare support system.
Know that you have options. You can find safety in rehab. That’s because compassionate professionals supervise and support you 24/7.
3. Rehabs Already Practice Social Distancing
Many people are just learning what it means to practice social distancing, also called physical distancing. But social distancing is already built into treatment programs.
Groups are kept small. People are encouraged not to touch or hug. You typically only have two to four people to a bedroom. And the medical staff are on-site to act quickly, as needed.
On top of that, a medically-supervised environment that isn’t actively treating COVID-19 patients is one of the safest places you can be right now. That’s because the sanitation and disinfection procedures are regulated and top-notch throughout the facility.
If you’re feeling scared about Coronavirus right now, you can find safety at rehab.
4. The Mental Health Support You Need
Naturally, you might be feeling stressed out right now. And that may be worsening your anxiety or depression.
Extreme emotions and events can trigger a relapse or worsen use.
If you have a mood or personality disorder, the time cooped up may increase your mood swings. You know it’s hurting you and your loved ones. But you feel out of control.
You’ll find safety at rehab. Mental health professionals are on-staff to listen and work with you put your fears into perspective so that you can heal body, emotion, and mind.
5. It Could Save Your Life
It may be months before we have the statistics to show how addiction-related injuries and overdoses increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. But here’s what we know. Events like this leave a lot of people feeling hopeless and helpless. You may use more or relapse to manage stress and pain. So rehab at Recovery Ways may be the best place for you right now.
Finding Safety at Rehab with Recovery Ways
“Now” is always the time to enter rehab. But there are many reasons why residential addiction treatment is one of the safest places you could be right now. If you’re feeling on edge from Coronavirus and ready to take your life back from addiction, call us at 888.986.7848.