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Most people’s lives will change in some way over a period of days, weeks or months. But in time, it will pass. The closure of services, distancing measures and self-isolation could be particularly difficult for those who are trying to remain drug free or for those who are in recovery. It is important to check in with any addiction/medical services or support groups that you attend to know what way they plan to operate during this time. You may need to frequently check in with that service for updates.

You may notice some things like increased anxiety, feeling stressed or having irrational thoughts.It can help to keep as active as possible in line with what health officials say and to not loose contact with those around you. Your routine may be affected by the coronavirus outbreak in different ways. But during difficult times like this, it’s best if you can keep some structure in your day. It’s important to pay attention to your needs and feelings, especially during times of stress. You may still be able to do some of the things you enjoy and find relaxing. Exercise, eating well and getting enough sleep are important to help you stay on track.

Article includes tips for remaining substance free and links to services.


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