Covid 19 & Mental Health
In the last few years, the world has been rocked by the first pandemic since 1918. Since 2020, the Covid pandemic has drastically affected people’s overall wellbeing. From physical, mental and emotional health, all have taken a toll. Symptoms of stress, isolation, depression, anxiety and grief have all been on the rise since people were forced to stay home during the 2020 lockdown. With this increase in mental health conditions also comes a rise in addiction.
For a while now, government agencies have researched the high comorbidity of mental health and addiction. As a side note, comorbidity suggests that one condition can happen at the same time or one right after the other. Furthermore, research suggests that people are likely to self medicate with prescription drugs, alcohol, or more addictive substances when they have underlying mental health conditions. Approximately half of all people with mental health conditions also face problems with addiction. Likewise, people with mental health problems are at increased risk for substance abuse problems. The link between mental health and addiction are longstanding and thoroughly researched. Unfortunately, both of these strongly feed off one another.
Treatment Options For Addiction And Mental Health
If you’ve found yourself struggling with addiction and or mental health problems coming out of the pandemic, there are options to help you. Fortunately, we have several therapies designed to help individuals struggling with mental health and addiction.
- Mindfulness practices
- Family support systems
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
We have created a covid friendly group environment to help support all of our clients. Our treatment program follows all CDC guidelines to ensure we are properly supporting everyone with our organization. If you would like to connect further to discuss how we can help you in these troubling times, contact us today.