COVID-19 Poses Unique Challenges For Alcohol Drinkers

COVID-19 poses unique challenges for alcohol drinkers

With all of the additional stress about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it's natural to feel vulnerable right now. If you're currently struggling with an alcohol use disorder, crises such as this bring up a particularly unique set of concerns.

Regardless of how much alcohol a person consumes, it can weaken our immune system over time. Those who have problematic drinking behaviors can be amongst the most vulnerable populations for getting COVID-19. 

This article from alcohol.org outlines how COVID-19 affects those struggline with alcoholism, like:

  • anxiety when faced with the unknown
  • isolation from your support system
  • a weakened immune system
  • how to get help for alcoholism

We know this time can be stressful and it can be tempting to turn to old patterns, but rest assured there is help available - all you have to do is reach out. What we can't do alone, we can do together. 

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