Addiction in a Pandemic — Help is Still Out There

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By Sean McDonald

Original Source: theobserver.com

“My name is Sean and I am an alcoholic.”

It took me a long time to say those words and even longer to actually believe and accept them.

As I write this, the world is going through the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a lot of adjectives that can be used to describe the situation and our reactions to it: confusing, uncertain, anxious, worrisome and angry are just a few.

For those who suffer from the disease of addiction, there are even more adjectives that can be used: bored, isolated and lonely come to mind.

While there is no doubt this pandemic is affecting just about everyone in some way, it can be especially dangerous to those who suffer from the disease of addiction. Those who are lucky to be in recovery are advised to…click here to continue reading

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