87% of people who are unemployed are more likely to use alcohol heavily and are 29% more likely to become dependent on alcohol. 65% of people who are unemployed are more likely to resort to drug use and 57% more likely to become dependent on the drugs. Even for those recovering from alcohol or substance abuse, a job loss could be a trigger for those to relapse. Regardless of unemployment and the negative effects associated with job loss, there are always places that can help.
There are a number of potential dangers of COVID-19 for those with substance abuse disorders. It is imperative to understand the many options for staying on track during this time in order to hinder the spike of re-occurring substance abuse in patients.
Recovering from substance abuse during the COVID-19
After the last few weeks, you’ve likely heard someone say that the coronavirus doesn’t discriminate. Neither does substance abuse. Although genetics and environment play a significant role in determining who develops a substance use disorder, many different people of all ages can develop the habit o…
York County has seen a rise in overdose deaths during the corona virus pandemic. Many individuals have been hesitant about calling 911 during this critical time, leading to more and more opioid-related deaths.
Overdose deaths skyrocket in Pennsylvania during COVID-19
A pandemic inside of another pandemic is what many healthcare experts are calling the recent uptick in opioid-related deaths during the coronavirus emergency. “They’re not calling 911 necessarily if someone’s overdosing,” explained Brittany Shultz,a substance abuse specialist at York County Opioid C…
The president of Gateway Foundation speaks about relapse during quarantine.
People battling addictions susceptible to relapse during pandemic
Tom Britton, president and CEO of The Gateway Foundation, joins the show to talk about how to assist those battling addiction during a very tough time of viral outbreak.
We very proud of our CEO, Dr. Kaleem Malik, MD FAAEM, for the work he has done with Humanity First USA over the years. From everyone at Trilab we would like to thank you for your hard work, dedication to humanitarian work and for always putting the needs of others first.
Red Cross Heroes: Dr. Kaleem Malik, Disaster Services Hero
Every year the Red Cross in northern Illinois honors extraordinary individuals in our area for their acts of heroism, dedication and service to our community. The heroes are usually honored with a breakfast, and CBS Chicago is a proud sponsor. That will not happen with COVID-19
. Instead, we want to …