Addictive behaviors are at an all-time high, driven in large part by COVID-related restrictions from the past year. A recent study (McKinsey COVID-19 Consumer Survey, 3/29/2020) found that:
More than ever, we are a people in crisis. Stress and anxiety related to lock downs and openings and the related impacts on employment, parenting, schooling and day-to-day life are at all-time peaks. People who are prone to choose substances to ease their anxiety are even more susceptible to do so than they were pre-COVID.
As this instability spills over, those who were on the path to recovery are also challenged. Ending reliance on alcohol or chemicals has always been a long, complex process. Today it is even more so. Addiction seeps into every part of a person's life, affecting family relationships, work, friendships and the whole of their activities. The path to recovery is as rugged as it ever was.
Consider these facts:
Relapse occurs because healing from addiction is about more than not using -- it is about choosing new ways of responding to pressures and stress, and making new choices.
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