There are many reasons why people turn to drug use. Sometimes it’s very complicated for people to understand why some of their friends or family members start using drugs. As we’re seeing in this country, drug use and abuse has been rising every single year. Some may wonder why, but others have seen society shifts cause drug abuse.
Drug Use Rising Due to COVID-19
2020 has brought pain and devastation to the entire world. Many countries have been locked down and adding protocols in place to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. After opening up countries, they’re closing down due to a rise in cases. Many people are working from home, taking online classes, or on unemployment. These situations can cause stress and anxiety resulting in depression in some cases.
Drugs can be enticing to some people dealing with the entire year’s situation. We’re seeing drug abuse rise because of these events. Whether you’re someone dealing with drug addiction or you know someone who is, understand that no matter the elements of the year, there is always help you or that person can get.
Marijuana Use is Increasing
As many states legalize the recreational use of Marijuana, we’re seeing an increase of users. Now, many people believe that it is essentially harmless and does not have negative health effects compared to other drugs, but it is still a bad sign. Marijuana can be a gateway drug to addictive drugs. Any drug for that matter can be harmful to one’s body and health. Once you rely on one, you may need something else to ease the pain even more. As the Marijuana use rises in the United States, it’s worrisome to many people that we’ll see drug abuse increase with other substances.
Social Distancing Can Have Negative Effects
In 2020, we were hit with devastating pandemic all across the world. Social Distancing was set in place to help curb the spread of the virus and prevent the vulnerable from severe illness and even death. Although this is something that has to be done, and most people can handle distancing themselves, others can struggle with it. Why is this? Someone dealing with drug addiction may need group therapy and one on one treatment. Requiring people to resort to online treatment and therapy can have negative effects. It is not the same. When someone is struggling to recover from an addiction, they need all the resources they can get.
How Can We Resolve this Issue?
One of the most important things we can do is to keep providing therapy and treatment for anyone dealing with addiction. We understand that several places across the country are implementing social distancing and stay-at-home orders for the second time, so we need to be thinking creatively on how to help people. Although online therapy and treatment isn’t the same as in person, it’s still is a big help to those who need it. We encourage anyone who is struggling or knows someone who is struggling to reach out for help. Any helpful resource you can get will be a step closer to a sober life. Now is the time to curb your addiction and live a fulfilled life.
Cypress Lakes Lodge
At Cypress Lakes Lodge, we offer therapy and treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. Our holistic therapy and treatment center incorporate structured and methodical therapy to get to the bottom of the struggle. We work as a team to understand the pain and trauma, so we can reverse your mindset. We’re all in this together, and if we can help just one person, we can help more people along the way.
Contact Cypress Lakes Lodge at 409-331-2204 today or visit us online for more information!