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Learn more about the extra precautionary measures we are taking amid COVID-19 concerns **Updated November 25, 2020

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Making Sure You Are Staying Sober During Coronavirus

Staying sober during coronavirus is your ultimate goal. This is how you stay strong for yourself and your family. The return to society, once quarantine is lifted, will be dramatic depending upon where you reside in this country. Over 39 states have experienced some level of shut-down. Don’t let your stress levels reach traumatic proportions. We will not know how we will feel until we have returned to our new normal. Many will suffer some of the effects of PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. Fortunately, Promises Five Palms has the therapeutic services you need to manage your mental health and keep it positive. Although you may not be able to leave your home or roam as freely as you would like, you are not alone. Anyone struggling with staying sober or mental health issues can reach out to us and find the help they need to get through.

What Are Some Signs of PTSD?

While many think of post-traumatic stress disorder as being something that only affects soldiers, police, firefighters, or EMTs, it can strike anyone at any time if they experience or witness something dire. According to Psychiatry.org, people can develop PTSD after they have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a terrorist act, war/combat, or a serious accident. Some signs of PTSD include:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Eating disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Reduced verbal memory

Doing a self-check on the toll the isolation, and loneliness is taking on you is a tool in avoiding excessive trauma. Don’t succumb to the added stress by self-medicating with alcohol or drugs. Reach out to online resources if you are feeling overwhelmingly stressed from being unable to leave your home. Speak with a therapist today. There are national hotlines with around the clock resources to help you sort out feelings of isolation and loneliness. When you reach out, let them know you want help with staying sober during coronavirus. Let them know your history of mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse, if applicable.

The Intake Team at Five Palms Can Help

Calling the intake team at Five Palms is a tool you should utilize, as well. In addition to drug abuse and alcohol abuse treatment, we help individuals with mental health concerns. Staying sober during coronavirus is a challenge we would like the opportunity to help you with. Reaching out for help shows your resolve for staying sober during coronavirus.

Things You Can Do to Avoid Excessive Stress During COVID-19

Keeping the coronavirus in the right perspective will help you avoid PTSD. Your perception of COVID-19 will dictate whether or not it becomes an overly traumatic event. Try to keep it in its proper perspective. Do things to alleviate the stress. Family stress is on the rise during this critical period. Some things you can do to alleviate the stress include:

  • Give yourself time alone
  • Take a walk
  • Ride a bike
  • Just go outside and listen to music for 30 minutes

Putting yourself as a high priority is not selfish. Your continued sobriety is helping your family as well. Make sure that your communication stays open with your loved ones so they don’t feel you are avoiding them. Communicate. Let them know how you’re feeling and how important your sobriety is. It’s no one’s fault. Your family can assist you with staying sober during coronavirus.

Five Palms – A Resource Before, During and After the Pandemic

Five Palms provides comprehensive treatment programs to reduce the impact of PTSD from coronavirus through the following :

Contact our Ormond Beach, FL location at 1.844.675.1022.

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