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The Giving Tree is still open, and we are committed to you 

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of the country into lockdown, our rehab center is still open. The virus may be on everyone’s mind, but drug and alcohol abuse continue to cause overdoses and destroy families. If you or your loved one struggles with addiction, you can begin recovery today.

What is

COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a highly infectious respiratory disease that is caused by a new Coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. The majority of those who are infected with COVID-19 either are asymptomatic or they develop mild symptoms. However, some individuals become incredibly ill and require hospitalization. In many cases, COVID-19 in its complications prove fatal.

Has COVID-19 Worsened addiction?

For many, COVID-19 has added to the underlying mental and emotional issues that underlie their addiction. Stress, loneliness, depression, boredom, isolation, and more are becoming issues for many as a result of COVID-19, all of which often are closely linked with substance abuse. COVID-19 and its fallout may trigger many to drink or use.

Are Rehab Facilities open?

Yes. Rehab for drug and alcohol addiction is an essential service, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. For many people, the risks of alcohol or drug overdose are even more dangerous and urgent than COVID-19. The treatment providers who work at Giving Tree are dedicated to helping the community during these uncertain times. 

Is rehab safe right now?

Yes, rehab is still safe. Right now, rehab centers like the Giving Tree are taking preventive measures to ensure that their facilities remain COVID-free. More specifically, rehab centers are regularly testing patients and potential patients for COVID-19, adapting their programs to comply with social-distancing guidelines, and making sure that their facilities have adequate supplies of hand sanitizer at all times.

Should I go to rehab during covid-19?

You might feel that now is the time to stay home and worry about your addiction later, but today is always the best day to start recovery. In fact, isolation and loneliness may worsen your substance abuse. If you’re already stuck at home, why not take this pandemic as an opportunity to improve yourself and get better? After all, before the pandemic started, you may not have been able to take time off from your job, classes, or social life to get treatment, but now you can.

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