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
Times are strange. With the constantly developing national and global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, people with addiction and mental health disorders may experience unique challenges with self-quarantine and isolation. We’ve had many calls to our Admissions Counsellors to discuss our infection prevention plan and learn about the precautionary measures that we’re taking to protect our patients … Read more