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COVID-19 has been especially challenging for people suffering from addiction. It has led to a slow progression of a more consistent relationship with mood-altering substances such as alcohol and drugs.

Wendy Clubb, a behavioral health and clinical dependency counselor at Medical City Green Oaks, has seven tips to help address addiction and focus on maintaining healthy, supportive relationships during this pandemic.

  • Keep it light, even if spending more time with those who cause stress; consider family counseling to learn how to avoid triggers
  • Complete a screening with a healthcare professional who specializes in substance-abuse disorders who can suggest the appropriate level of care
  • Manage medication and ensure effective nutrition
  • Access online recovery resources that are available during stay at home times
  • Connect with your sponsors and others through online vehicles such as Facetime, Zoom and Skype
  • Clear your mind daily to relax and rejuvenate; consider getting outside for some exercise or other activity such as gardening or walking the dog
  • Build routines with others of sober like minds as they can be a great support system
  • Above all, remember that you are not alone and help is available.

At Medical City Healthcare, we’re dedicated to the care and improvement of human life. So we hope you’ll Take Care!

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