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Detox Centers—Especially During Pandemic—Provide Vital Services to Those Seeking Sobriety

Given the “double-whammy” for those trying to get and stay sober/clean from a substance abuse disorder, while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of local medical detox centers can mean the difference between life and death for many. Fortunately, many of the centers that closed or significantly limited their services when the…

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Safety First: COVID-19 Testing of Incoming Rehab Patients and Increased Use of Virtual Addiction Treatment and Mental Health Services

Given the rising need for addiction treatment and mental health services due to the increased stress and strain of the COVID-19 pandemic—both on individuals and society as a whole—BoardPrep Recovery Center, located in Tampa, Florida, is taking extra precautions and establishing solid safeguards at its residential treatment facility, as well as increasing use of outpatient…

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Reflections on COVID-19 Pandemic and Increasing Access to Treatment for Doctors and Nurses Seeking Recovery from Alcohol or Drug Abuse

“It’s not stress that kills us; it’s our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye, Nobel Prize-nominated endocrinologist, coined the physiological term “stress” On February 29, 2020, the first COVID-19 death was reported in the U.S.[1] In the nine weeks since that date, the coronavirus has caused more than 68,000 deaths with over 1.17 million confirmed…

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Don’t Let the COVID-19 Pandemic Stop You from Going to Rehab — 9 Good Reasons to “Go” Plus Some Thoughts & Statistics to Consider

Sure, the current coronavirus pandemic is nothing to sneeze at (pun intended). On March 5th, 2020, the CDC had reported there were 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 11 deaths attributed to the disease. As of yesterday (4/27/20), just seven weeks later, there have been nearly 1 million confirmed cases and over…

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Applying the Recovery-Rehab Principle of Flexibility in the Coronavirus Era

Here is how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘flexibility’: “characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different or changing requirements. “ Now, given all of the ‘new, different or changing requirements’ thrown at us all (individually and collectively) by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, I think the timing is good for us to take a…

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COVID-19 Prevention Plan and Response

As an essential health service, BoardPrep Recovery Center continues to serve the community by delivering life-saving treatment services for substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses. In addition to Universal Precautions to prevent transmission of contagious illnesses, already in place at BoardPrep, we have also implemented the following practices: Online (Telehealth) options are now being offered…

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Why COVID-19 Affects are More Dangerous for Substance Abusers

Substance abusers are more at risk of contracting COVID-19 and suffering serious complications. What’s frightening is that most of them do not know this, which could lead to them not taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves. The following are just some of the ways COVID-19 affects substance abusers. How COVID-19 Affects Substance Abusers COVID-19…