5 Tips to Avoid Relapse During the Coronavirus Pandemic

If you’re in recovery from alcohol or drugs, you know that avoiding relapse in everyday life can be challenge. Throw a global pandemic into the mix which requires social distancing and isolation and the challenge becomes even more complex. Don’t worry because you can avoid relapse during the the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this is a scary and largely unforeseen crisis, there are things that you can do keep yourself accountable. It takes adjustment, resiliency, resourcefulness, and a positive attitude. Here are some simple tips that you can use to stay happy, healthy, and most importantly sober during the the COVID-19 pandemic.

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5 Tips on

Staying sober
during Coronavirus isolation

Tip 1

Be mindful of your health essentials.




If possible order essential groceries online. You can play it safe while still eating well and keeping a good immune system!

Fresh air and exercising is very important to your health

Start yourself on a schedule of waking and sleeping at the same times each day.

Tip 2

Pick up the phone and call someone.

Interact with the people that mean the most to you on social media and let them know you've been thinking about them. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or resources. In fact you can call us, or message us on social media. We will reply.

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Tip 3

What about that new Hobby?

Now is the time to learn something new, or create something you've been dreaming about but haven't had the chance to create.

Tip 4

Active Precaution (rinse and repeat)

Hand washing like a pro. Staying inside and disinfect places that are regularly used by family or roommates.

Tip 5

Make Sure to Laugh

Watch a good comedy movie or TV show. There is no shortage of good shows to choose from. Share some memes with your friends. Laughing is a healthy way to pass the time.

If you have already relapsed, don’t despair. A Better Today Recovery Services can connect you with a network of addiction treatment centers that helps save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. ABTRS’s Coronavirus statement has information on how our network facilities have adapted to the pandemic.