In an article published by NJTV News, they cover the impact of social distancing on addiction recovery and access to mental health services.
Philip O’Hara is in recovery from heroin addiction. He says social distancing has been hard.“The ability to lean on other sober individuals for help and guidance has been by far the biggest thing that has changed my life,” he said.
“Social distancing, again, as much as it’s keeping people physically safe, it’s having a significant impact on their mental health. It is causing greater anxiety, greater depression,” said Katherine Coleman, associate vice president at CarePlus Addiction Recovery Services.