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The Threat of Relapse, Lockdown, and Isolation
Relapsing is challenging enough for anyone, but it’s especially critical during the pandemic or in lockdown. With shelter-at-home orders in place, individuals recovering from substance use may face relapse issues. Boredom and self-isolation may trigger a relapse into drug or alcohol use.
Getting Clean Pays: Rewarding Recovering Addicts
Contingency management is a type of intervention that believes in rewarding recovering addicts who maintain sobriety. As the need to expand addiction treatment becomes recognized, new attention is being given to contingency management.
Is There a Connection Between Stress and Alcoholism?
Stress is the body’s response to a demand or challenge. Alcoholism is an ongoing relapsing brain disorder that impairs an individual’s ability to control or stop their alcohol use, regardless of health, social, or occupational consequences.