There may be parties for hosting and marshmallows for toasting, but the holidays can be a hardship for those in recovery. The stress of traveling, shopping, finances, expectations, or even a trip down memory lane can tempt people into relapsing.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold, the world is locking down, forcing millions out of work and many into isolation. While social distancing isn’t easy for anyone, it is hitting one group particularity hard. People who are recovering from a substance use disorder are finding it difficult to maintain recovery with their routine uprooted, and many of them are relapsing during COVID-19.