COVID has changed more than how we shop, interact with one another, and watch the evening news. The pandemic has had a profound impact on substance abuse treatment. At Pines Recovery Life Detox in South Florida, we have implemented state and federal recommendations regarding personal protective equipment, isolation before admittance into a drug and alcohol detox program, and social distancing rules. However, the real impact of the coronavirus goes much deeper.
COVID and Mental Health
Anxiety, loneliness, overwhelm, and depression have impacted many families isolated at home during the pandemic. For parents working at home and doubling as teachers for their school-age children, alcohol might look like an excellent way to blow off some steam. However, chronic drinking or drug use can quickly develop into an addiction. Find out how you can get help at Pines Recovery Life Detox.
Our wellness programs include holistic approaches to substance abuse detox. In addition to medical treatments such as chiropractic care, we promote exercise and massage therapy to help our patients feel better and deal with detox and withdrawal’s physical and mental impacts.
There are many ways you can destress at home and avoid succumbing to substance use disorders. These activities also promote wellness following our detox programs.
Consider taking up the following activities as a healthy alternative to drinking or using drugs to escape COVID-19 anxiety:
- Yoga therapy
- Online cooking classes using healthy ingredients
- Frequent video calls with absent loved ones
Find other ways to distract your mind from the pressures associated with the pandemic.
Anxiety Disorder Treatment
During detox stabilization, you focus mainly on getting through the physical and mental discomfort of withdrawal symptoms. However, as part of our aftercare and alumni programs, you can research recovery treatment centers that offer dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
For example, social isolation due to COVID-19 may trigger anxiety disorder. If you have turned to drugs or alcohol as a way to self-medicate and numb anxiety, your treatment needs to include therapy for your anxiety as well as individual and group therapy related to your substance use disorder. After all, treating one without the other won’t help you break the cycle of addiction.
Program Changes Related to COVID-19
At Pines Recovery Life Detox, we have made changes to our inpatient treatment programs to protect our staff and patience. Some of the pandemic-related precautions we have incorporated include the following:
- We may isolate new patients for 5 to 14 days, based on current coronavirus trends and the impact on our detox programs’ efficacy.
- You must take a COVID-19 test before the detox admissions process.
- We hold as many group activities as possible via telehealth services or video conferencing.
- Patients and staff members practice social distancing and wear personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of COVID.
We consider the mental and physical well-being of patients and staff members of paramount importance. That’s why we take these and other precautions to protect you during your inpatient stay at our facility.
Substance Abuse Detox Programs at Pines Recovery Life Detox
If you have a substance abuse disorder, the first step to recovery is completing a highly regarded detox program. Some of the programs we have available at Pines Recovery Life Detox include the following:
- Alcohol Detox
- Cocaine Detox
- Meth Detox
- Prescription Drug Detox
- Heroin Detox
- Benzo Detox
- Opiate Detox
We pride ourselves on creating a structured environment for our residential detox programs. By using medically assisted methodologies, we can curb some of the more severe symptoms of withdrawal. This allows our patients to focus on their treatment plans. Contact us at 800.263.3869, or contact us online for more information on our alcohol and drug detox programs.