Returning to work during a pandemic can involve high levels of stress and potential adverse mental health consequences. However, both employees and employers can take actions to mitigate the difficulties of returning to the workplace during COVID-19. Furthermore, everyone can take steps to maintain their good mental health during these challenging times.
Nowhere in 12 Step programs does it say, “stay alone with your disease,” nor does it say “be distant from others.”
No doctor would suggest isolating in recovery. No physician, psychiatrist, no treatment centre. In fact, the idea of isolation runs contrary to pretty much every suggested modality of treatment for addiction.
Welcome to the reality of Spring 2020.
“Social distancing” is a major misnomer. We’ve seen a lot of backlash recently in our communities about this vague and counterproductive term. We need to remain socially close now more than ever, even though we must remain physically distant, if possible, for our health. But to ask people to keep socially distant is dangerous when … Read more
Written by Carlee Campbell, Patient Care Specialist at Edgewood Treatment Centre. Coronavirus COVID-19 has demanded that we all completely rework the way we live our daily lives, while simultaneously forcing us to confront incredibly difficult emotional and financial realities. For those of us in recovery from addiction, it is helpful to remember, this is not … Read more