COVID-19 has significantly impacted the health and well being of many communities around the world. Government organisations are reporting an increase of alcohol sales since the beginning of the year, which highlights… One community that has been particularly affected are those who are recovering from substance abuse disorders. Individuals in recovery depend on routine, social support and access to addiction services to maintain their sobriety. Social distancing and changes to employment has resulted in many recovering addicts feeling bored, distressed, confused, afraid and isolated from their social support groups triggering relapse in some as means of relief.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare:
– The consumption of alcohol, since March 2020, has increased by 14.4%.
– A poll of 1,045 Australians aged 18 years and over conducted by the Foundation of
Alcohol Research and Education concluded:
– 70% reported they were drinking more alcohol than usual, and 34% were now drinking alcohol daily.
– 28% reported they were drinking alcohol to cope with anxiety and stress.
– 32% were concerned with the amount of alcohol either they, or someone else in their household is drinking (FARE 2020).
The demand for substance abuse services, such as detox facilities and government-funded rehabs has almost doubled and waiting lists are at capacity. There is hope however for you or your loved one to travel to Bali to seek treatment with Seasons Bali.