Attending Treatment During the Pandemic

Attending Treatment During the Pandemic

Many thousands of people right now are weighing the decision of staying home because of COVID-19 and seeking treatment for their addiction. Despite the fears of the virus, officials have been very forthcoming that people needing treatment for serious health conditions should continue to do so, which includes behavioral health.

At Desert Cove Recovery, we are heeding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines (1) and have created a safe environment for all of our clients to continue with their recovery without any further concern.

Desert Cove Currently Accepting New Admissions

If you are in need of treatment, Desert Cove Recovery is still accepting new admissions and each person is receiving a thorough screening and doctor’s exam prior to enrollment. Not only is this standard protocol, but also an additional factor for both the safety of any new arrivals and all current clients.

People who need to enroll in a program should not delay their admission due to fears of the virus, as they are in a much safer place in a treatment facility than they are continuing to use alcohol or drugs.

According to the CDC, keeping a distance of 6 feet between other people as often as possible, washing hands thoroughly and often, using hand sanitizer frequently, and avoiding touching your face are the best ways to stay safe from contracting the virus or spreading it to others. This is of utmost importance here for the safety of our staff and clients and we are committed to everyone’s safety in addition to helping people advance in their recovery process.

Behavioral Health Treatment is Essential During a Crisis

In times of uncertainty, behavioral health is essential for millions of people who may be struggling even more. This is why people must be encouraged to seek treatment rather than shying away from it.

With uncertainty and economic woes, anxiety and depression often increase. Some people turn to substances in an attempt to deal with their symptoms. As evidenced (2) by the nation’s last recession, the need for substance abuse and mental health treatment grew, as more people required assistance in recovering from behavioral health disorders.

If you have a loved one experiencing greater difficulty right now, the best thing to do is to get them help. Contact Desert Cove Recovery today to see if we are a good fit and if not then we can assist you in finding another appropriate facility.

SOURCES:

(1) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

(2) https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/forensic-psychiatry/impact-economic-downturn-public-mental-health-systems