Intervention and Recovery During a PandemicMarch 28, 2020
The world has changed dramatically in the last few weeks as you are undoubtedly aware. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it in a myriad of ways, too many to keep count. At Whitman Recovery Service, our team of addiction intervention specialists hopes that you are staying safe.
We all received shocking news last night when it came to light that America now leads the world in confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus. What’s more, public health officials predict that we will probably incur the most severe loss of life before this crisis is contained.
Current data indicates that there are 97,226 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, and 1,478 men and women have lost their lives. While New York has borne the brunt of the illness with 44,745 cases thus far, all 50 states are dealing with an ever-growing number of new positive tests.
It’s essential that you and your family follow the recommendations of local, state, and federal officials. It’s most vital that you appraise yourself on the guidelines set down by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Even though no one alive today has faced a pandemic before, public health experts have crucial information for protecting your health. Social distancing, self-quarantining, and staying away from places that are not essential are all vital precautions.
Finding Recovery During a Pandemic
While it may seem like breaking the cycle of addiction and adopting a program of recovery is an impossible feat during a pandemic, we are pleased to inform you that treatment centers are still operating. Recovery facilities have had to change their protocols in light of COVID-19, but patients are receiving treatment as we speak.
The coronavirus is deadly to be sure, and so are alcohol and substance use disorders. Those who desire to begin a journey of recovery can at this time. At Whitman Recovery Service, we know that it can be challenging to encourage a loved one to embrace recovery. If that has been your experience, then you will find that seeking the help of a professional interventionist is in your best interest.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) released a statement this week informing the public that people living with addiction are at high risk of contracting COVID-19. With that in mind, now might be an ideal opportunity to stage an intervention and get your loved one the support they desperately need. NIDA writes:
“As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard. Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape. People with opioid use disorder (OUD) and methamphetamine use disorder may also be vulnerable due to those drugs’ effects on respiratory and pulmonary health.”
Nationwide Intervention Specialists
We can help your family conduct a successful intervention and get your loved one on the road to recovery. Our team is proud to report a 98 percent success rate. We have performed more than 500 interventions and are confident we can provide you with the right kind of guidance. Please contact us today top learn more.
From all of us at Whitman Recovery Services, we would like to express our deepest condolences to every family across the globe who has lost a loved one to COVID-19. We will continue to keep you and your loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.