By LLU Staff
Original Source: news.llu.edu
Since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol and substance abuse has also increased. Recent data shows that 47% of individuals who were regular drug users reported increased substance abuse during the pandemic.
Monica Tone, MD, medical director for the Substance Use Recovery and Wellness Program at Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center says it can be hard to know how best to support someone in recovery. “Recovering from substance abuse and addiction is difficult,” she says, “and it’s important that individuals in recovery feel supported by those they care about.”
Tone says the recovery process will be smoother for everyone if they’re prepared.