We are living in strange and unfamiliar times between the pandemic ravaging the globe, daily protests across the nation, and rampant unemployment throughout the United States. On top of all these stressful items we see in the news every day many of us have been on lockdown in our homes for months, cut off from family and friends. This isolation combined with negativity propagated in the daily news can easily lead you to depression. There are things you can do to combat these negative thoughts and feelings in order to stay positive during this difficult time.
It is important for your mental health and stability to stay connected to those you care about. This can be accomplished even with stay-at-home recommendations in place. Technology has provided us with incredibly useful tools in this day and age, and even elderly loved ones are able to use apps like FaceTime and Facebook Messenger with ease. Take advantage of these video-calling technologies to stay in touch with family, friends, and sober supports. It may not have quite the same feel as in-person communication, but it is the next best thing available during this time.
Stay-at-home recommendations and the closure of many businesses may have also greatly disrupted your daily schedule and routine. You should not let all this time go to waste as unscheduled free time often results in mindless Facebook scrolling or endless TV bingeing. While these activities are fun in moderation, they do not contribute positively to your mental and physical health. Make sure you are taking regularly scheduled breaks from the screens for some healthy activities like reading and exercise. These can be done in the comfort and safety of your home and will go a long way in keeping your spirits up amid the pandemic.
Despite your best efforts at maintaining a positive outlook during this time, you may find you are still suffering from symptoms of depression. Do not wave off these symptoms as insignificant. Depression is a very real illness that can have severe impacts on your health and well-being. At Evolutions Treatment Center, we are equipped to treat co-occurring disorders such as depression and substance abuse. If you are struggling with symptoms of depression and feel you may have a substance abuse problem, call our Admissions Counselors at 833-818-3031 so we may help you deal with these serious issues and get back to a happy, fulfilling life.
ABOUT EVOLUTIONS TREATMENT
Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.
Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.
If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or visitwww.evolutionstreatment.com