Relapse During A Pandemic: How To Relieve Your Child Of Potential Guilt


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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyday life has drastically changed. Remote work has gained momentum as social distancing is a key measure for preventing and slowing the spread of the virus. While this work style comes with some specific benefits, this transition also brings some serious limitations and difficulties as routines and boundaries are disrupted.

At the same time, social distancing has also impacted how we connect with our friends and loved ones. As a result, many people are opting to connect with others virtually, which, while optimal given the circumstances, is still no replacement for making and fostering in-person connections.

With these changes impacting every aspect of our everyday lives, it’s safe to say the pandemic has challenged everyone. This is especially true for parents struggling with alcohol abuse and the children they care for. Changes in routine and connection can equate to difficulty regulating one’s alcohol consumption, leading to relapse risk.

The pandemic has posed particular challenges for co-parents navigating shared custody…click here to continue reading