Recovering addicts more at risk of relapse amid coronavirus, experts warn

Health professionals are seeing more relapses as the US takes drastic measures to limit the spread of coronavirusCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople struggling with addiction in the US are more at risk of relapse as their routines get disrupted and their lives are put on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have warned.“The message we’re receiving is stay away from people. Isolate. Don’t be around people, and [for] people that are in recovery, that’s like a recipe for disaster,” said Denny Kolsch, a licensed mental health counselor, who is in recovery, and founded a mental health and addictiontreatment facility in Florida.Continue reading...
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Addiction expert says lockdown will be ‘tipping crisis’ for some recreational usersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic could push some recreational drug users into more serious and potentially harmful substance use, while use of “party drugs” declines, a leading addiction expert has said.For some casual users of cannabis or cocaine, the lockdown will probably prove to be a mental health crisis point that leads them to take drugs more frequently, said Prof Adam Winstock, the founder and director of theGlobal Drug Survey.Continue reading...
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The coronavirus pandemic is testing the resilience of millions who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction
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