Many addictions have worsened since the onset of COVID. A lack of access to mental health support and connections to family and friends has made it difficult for many people to manage their addictions. Our team at Midwest Detox has helped many people to find the right way forward for themselves, even in the middle of a pandemic in Ohio. You just have to reach out for help.
How Is COVID Affecting Addictions?
There are various potential risks occurring as a result of the pandemic. No matter what situation you are in, there is help available for it. Here are some examples of how addiction has been impacted by COVID:
- In isolation, a person is more likely to consume more of the drugs and alcohol they are addicted to than if they had family and friends around to tell them not to do so.
- Mental health conditions have worsened. That means more people are using drugs and alcohol to deal with symptoms they have, especially if they believe they cannot get mental health treatment.
- Being away from family and friends has also made it hard for them to monitor their loved one’s prescription medication use. As a result, those using benzos for anxiety or those seeking out help for pain may be overusing those drugs.
- The pandemic itself has increased the amount of anxiety people have. That leads to more people using benzos that doctors use to treat this condition.
- Hard-to-reach addiction treatment programs in some areas have allowed tolerance to increase, meaning people are using more of the drug to get the same result as their addiction worsens.
In each one of these situations, treatment is available. There is no shutdown of drug and alcohol treatment programs. Addiction and mental health treatment programs can meet your medical and mental health needs. Your goal should be to get help as soon as possible.
Have Your Addictions Worsened Since COVID?
How do you know that now is the time to get help? When it comes to addictions and COVID, there is no time to wait. Did you know that using marijuana or other inhaled drugs may put you at a higher risk for complications from COVID-19? Furthermore, continued drug and alcohol use during the pandemic can lead to physical emergencies that may require you to head to a hospital for treatment. In the state of Ohio, where experts are managing the pandemic relatively well, and hospitals aren’t overly crowded, that may not seem problematic.
You may be able to spot a worsening condition by considering a few things:
- Are you using more of the drug than you used to?
- Do you find yourself needing to use substances more frequently?
- Are you finding it necessary to mix drugs to get the same results?
- Could you be using these drugs because you are bored?
- Do you feel that your drug use is worsening your mental health?
In each one of these situations, we are here to help you.
Call Midwest Detox Today
Midwest Detox provides a wide range of treatment options to support you. Please reach out to us to get started, even during COVID in Ohio. We can offer treatment through a range of services and treatment programs, including:
- Men’s rehab programs
- Women’s rehab programs
- Residential treatment programs
- Medical detox programs
- Medication-assisted treatment programs
COVID has led to complications for many people, often increasing the risk of mental health disorders and causing discomfort. Our team at Midwest Detox can offer help for addictions even during COVID in Ohio. To learn more about how we can help you, call 833.647.0392, or you can connect with our team online today.