As a sedative and a depressant, alcohol can technically reduce stress as it affects the central nervous system. But, the reality is that drinking alcohol, especially heavy drinking, can actually increase your anxiety.
Happiness is probably the most sought-after emotion of all. It may seem hard to believe that people use drugs to seek, achieve, and sustain happiness. It’s a good versus evil dynamic that defies common sense.
At the Addiction Recovery Institute of America, our number one priority is keeping our clients safe, both physically and mentally. This safety takes on a whole new meaning for our treatment team when it comes to surviving the pandemic and assisting clients in their recovery.
During a time when loved ones may be lost, unemployment is sky-rocketing, and isolation threatens to push people over the edge of rational thought, the rate of substance abuse and addiction has also increased to unprecedented levels.
Deciding to seek treatment for your substance abuse problem is one of the most important and yet difficult decisions you will ever make. Trying to fight addiction alone can be scary and challenging, and without proper support and guidance, it can be a long road.