Alcohol consumption starts for many people as a social activity that occurs without consequence. The acceptable times, amounts, and reasons vary from person to person and are dependent on a number of variables. Many people will remain within their acceptable norms for drinking and never experience an increased desire for more.
Americans across the nation are experiencing varying degrees of social isolation, and it is a pressing matter for the general health of the populace. This is due to the fact that humans require social interaction in order to remain healthy. With a pandemic forcing people to distance themselves from each other in order to slow down the spread of the virus, social isolation is an inevitable occurrence. But what exactly are the risks of social isolation on people during a pandemic, and what options are available to mitigate its effect?
According to the March 13th edition of the USA Today, 41 people in total have died in the US from the Coronavirus. According to the National Center of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 241 people die every day in the US from alcoholism.
Following through on a decision to enter residential treatment for alcoholism (or other addictions or behavioral health issues such as anxiety, depression, or stress) does not have to be impacted by the coronavirus.