The COVID-19 pandemic is driving new patterns (and increasing established patterns) of substance use/abuse and a variety of other compulsive and maladaptive behaviors.
People who gamble regularly online are doing so more frequently during the coronavirus pandemic. Alcohol sales are up more than 60 percent and opioid overdoses have skyrocketed. Recent reports show that online gambling services have exploded in popularity, which could lead to a subsequent increase in gambling addiction. YouClick here to read more.
In the midst of the current COVD-19 pandemic, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, sadness, loss, or loneliness. For many of us, it has changed the way we live and work and requires us to limit person-to-person interaction with coworkers, friends and family.
There is no "right" way to deal with or recover from a national health event like this but, in addition to the negative feelings you may be struggling with, I encourage you to reflect on your personalClick here to read more.