Physical Distancing is Not the Same as Social Distancing
Author: Catherine Baer
Addict Brain wants you to isolate, but so do the current global COVID-19 pandemic protocols. What’s a person in recovery to do?
There are new challenges to navigate in recovery, but some of the tried and true principles still work and are needed now more than ever. I was reading about how other treatment centers and the global recovery community is adapting to our current world situation. We’ve always had to find ways to cope with our high risk situations and triggers, but connection, one of our weapons in the fight against addiction, looks a bit different these days. I am hearing patients process the differences they are experiencing.
A text is easier than a phone call, but a phone call may be what Recovery Mind most needs to grow stronger. How am I hiding behind a text? How is being in quarantine alone triggering me?
This is new territory we find ourselves in. But, we do know that physical distancing is not the same as social distancing and we at Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center have moved our 12-Step meetings to a Virtual Platform. We are now able to offer three “New Light” Virtual meetings a week. Connection is the opposite of Addiction.
We urge all Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center & Bluff Plantation Alumni and current patients to contact our Alumni Coordinator, Stefan Glamp, at 678-447-3863 to get connected to the community support forums.
We are here to help.