While the country focuses on a pandemic, there’s another problem that’s growing and taking lives as well. That’s the epidemic of drug addiction nationwide.
Specifically, opioids have become one of the highest-risk drugs used heavily today. If you are using drugs like this, your situation may be even riskier than you realize. Our team at Memphis Recovery can provide you with the tools and resources you need to not become a statistic.
What Does a Pandemic Do to an Opioid Epidemic?
Opioids are easily accessible pain medications and illicit drugs. Because of their ease of access and over-prescription for many years, many people have found themselves simply unable to stop using them because of the dependence they create. You can’t just stop taking opioids safely, even with the strongest willpower possible. You need professional help to do so.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it much harder for men and women who need help for this addiction to get it. Initially, many treatment programs had to shut down or reduce access.
Today, that’s not the case. We have more tools and resources available than ever. Yet, for many people, the pandemic has made it harder to get help for various reasons, including:
- Limited ability to travel to addiction treatment programs
- Fewer family and friends to support you in making the decision to get help
- More mental health strain, which makes it difficult to decide to get help
- Financial struggles due to job loss or uncertainty
- Being afraid to get COVID-19
In many situations, it becomes necessary for you to recognize what’s really happening to you. While COVID-19 is very worrisome and something you have to pay close attention to, opioid addiction is just as bad, if not worse. Every time you use opioids, you are putting yourself at risk of an overdose. That’s a much higher risk of becoming ill or suffering a fatal overdose than the coronavirus making you ill.
Is It Safe to Get Help Now During a Pandemic?
The answer is definitely yes. There is no doubt that you can get the support you need today for your addiction. You can do so in one of our many treatment programs designed to provide you with a very safe environment for getting this type of help. Most importantly, you’ll find that today, you’re able to use video conferencing and more advanced treatment options that allow you to live at home and still get the treatment you need.
Your health should mean everything to you. The pandemic hurts a great deal, but the epidemic of overdose risk if you are using can be even more terrifying.
Explore the Treatment Methods That Can Turn the Page for You in This Epidemic
At Memphis Recovery, we recognize that times are tough. Yet, drug and alcohol addiction treatment is available, and it can provide you with exceptional support. You can get help even if you are worried about COVID-19. Our team is here to support you in a safe environment where all possible precautions are being taken according to CDC guidelines.
We encourage you to learn more about what we’re doing. Here are some of our program options that may help you:
- Outpatient rehab program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Dual diagnosis trauma therapy
- Youth rehab programs
Choose to Get the Support You Need by Calling Memphis Recovery Today
A pandemic is happening around you. Your stress is mounting. If you’re also struggling from the epidemic of drug abuse in the U.S., it’s time to take matters into your own hands. You can change your future and your health. Reach out to Memphis Recovery by calling 866.304.8254 or reaching out online today.