Is it safe to Seek Treatment During the CoVID-19 Pandemic?

As we find ourselves living in a world defined by a heightened risk of disease and death, many people struggling with addiction may be hesitant to seek inpatient detox and rehabilitation services due to fears of the coronavirus. While these fears are perfectly reasonable, a person in active addiction (drinking or

using drugs on a regular basis) is severely compromising their immune system and putting themselves at much greater risk of contracting the virus. In addition, alcohol and drug use negatively impacts the respiratory system, increasing the likelihood of serious complications or even death should you contract

the virus.

So how does a person minimize their risk of infection while treating their active addiction?

The first step is identifying what sort of treatment is necessary for you. Many of those seeking to treat their addiction will require medically-assisted detox which is completed at an inpatient facility.

As you are contacting these detox centers to inquire about treatment, make sure to ask them what policies and procedures they have in place to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Are they screening new patients as they arrive?

Are staff being screened on a regular basis? Have any steps been taken to ensure proper social


Those facilities which are taking necessary precautions against the spread of coronavirus are safe places to begin your journey of recovery from addiction.

Active addiction is a terrifying state, full of anxiety and uncertainty for both the addict and those around

them. That anxiety is compounded today by the pandemic experienced around the world.

However, this should not deter you from taking the first step towards recovery and a life beyond your wildest dreams.

Make the necessary inquiries as to safety precautions at the detox centers you are considering and take that first step towards a new life free from addiction.


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 visit