We all are suffering from the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in some or another way.
The spread has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, especially addiction and recovery. Yes, People suffering from addiction are undoubtedly vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus. Both the mental as well as physical health of recovering addicts is in danger.
And the most unfortunate part is, people, due to fear of covid, are avoiding rehabs.
They are in a dilemma whether it is safe to start or continue addiction treatment at rehabs.
Well, today, we at Ankur Rehab Centre, one of the best De-Addiction Centres in India, are going to clear this doubt. Keep reading!
Addiction Treatment During COVID-19
Due to the fear of becoming infected with the virus, some people are afraid to enter alcohol or drug rehab during COVID-19. However, every leading rehab Centre is taking all the necessary precautions to ensure patient safety. We are doing the same.
Professionals ask clients about the symptoms of COVID-19 and if they come close in contact with anyone who may have the disease before the treatment process. In most cases, the experts ask patients to undergo a coronavirus test before entering the rehab program. And while their health status is evaluated, a period of quarantine may be warranted too.
Even residents are provided with masks and personal sanitizers, and it is mandatory to wear masks during sessions.
Besides, Patients who are already in rehab are being monitored and screened for COVID symptoms. If in case there is any symptom, they are quarantined to prevent the spread of the virus. Also, to reduce the risk of COVID spread, Inpatient rehab Centers have limited visitors. Proper cleaning has been implemented primarily on doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, and countertops. Sanitizers are readily available to visitors. It is strictly ordered to maintain at least 6 feet distance between people. Group sessions are kept to under 8-10 candidates only.
With all such measures, alcohol addiction treatment facilities and rehab Centres make sure treatment can continue safely.
Questions to Ask If You are About to Join
If you are still not sure to join. Don’t rush into any decision.
Perhaps ask yourself, and the rehab you are thinking of joining is whether they’re following the proper government-advised precautions to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic or not.
Of course, every medical facility must be aware of the signs of COVID-19 and equipped with knowledge of how to prevent its spread on an individual and broad level. So, when contacting a rehab for you or your loved one, make sure to ask about what steps they are taking to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on their premises.
- Is rehab performing the screening process for the novel coronavirus before admission?
- Are they enforcing sanitary measures?
- Are they executing hand-washing?
- Do staff, and patients get screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19?
- Is the facility ready with proper emergency protocols if someone happens to contract the virus?
- Is there any staff available to help with any possible health complications?
If Not Now, Then When?
COVID-19 or not, you should never avoid asking for help for the addiction-related issue. Sure, it is usually never easy to do, but rather something essential to do. Hence, before the problem gets worse, seek out professional help.
If you’re interested in, learn that what we at Ankur Rehab, a leading Nasha Mukti Kendra in Indore, are doing to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus, or if interested in joining our rehab, reach out to the team today!