Effects of the Coronavirus on People With Alcohol and Drug Addictions in Alberta

Effects of the Coronavirus on People With Alcohol and Drug Addictions in Alberta

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has massively affected all types of people and lives around the globe, especially those who are at high risk of contracting viruses and diseases. The ongoing social precautions, border crossing restrictions and uncertainty about the future can make health conditions and addictions to drugs and alcohol more difficult and dangerous to deal with in Alberta. If you feel scared or confused about managing yourself or a loved one’s addiction during these times, it is time to seek out help from Andy Bhatti’s Drug and Alcohol Interventions and start the process for an intervention and receiving treatment in Alberta.

COVID-19’s effects on society and limited accessibility to international/national resources has a direct impact on those struggling with addiction in Alberta.

  • Possible increased COVID-19 risk: Drugs and alcohol can increase someone’s risk of respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms that could put them at a higher risk of developing COVID-19.
  • More triggers for use: Physical and emotional stresses can trigger the urge to use drugs or alcohol for a person with Addiction. Current events have increased this stress for many people, and especially those who are vulnerable.
  • Higher chance of overdose due to more dangerous drugs on the market: COVID-19 has caused more dangerous and manufactured drugs on the market, which is causing a much higher chance for addicts to experience overdosing and death.

Importance of Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation During COVID-19 in Alberta

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Drug and Alcohol Addiction treatment still plays an important role in Recovery. In many cases, it’s become even more critical than before. When you contact Andy Bhatti and get Addiction care during COVID-19, you can:

  • Build coping skills: Alberta Drug and Alcohol intervention will help with learning coping skills to promote long-lasting Recovery. Your professional and qualified care provider can help you manage COVID-19-related stress and any Addiction symptoms.
  • Get support from your care team and peers: Your care team and fellow patients will provide social support during treatment. They understand your experiences and how to help you as you deal with Addiction during COVID-19.
  • Understand how current events affect your Addiction: Addiction professionals can determine how current events might affect your symptoms and what you can do to cope with them.

Can I Get Addiction Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Thanks to secure technology and social distancing measures, Andy Bhatti’s Drug and Alcohol Intervention and Addiction Services will deliver care during the pandemic. Our qualified providers can perform services, such as therapy and intensive outpatient care both in person following COVID-19 restrictions and remotely. Our treatment centers with residential programs can still take patients and provide a safe place following our COVID-19 procedures.

Getting the Addiction Treatment You Need During COVID-19

#1—Contact our Drug and Alcohol Intervention specialist. The first step of staging an intervention is to contact Andy Bhatti Interventions office.

If you live in Alberta and are looking for information on our family intervention services or need help with a drug or alcohol intervention Call us today for your free consultation.


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