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As an addiction unfolds before your very eyes, you may be concerned that your loved one will not be able to receive the treatment you were hoping for due to the current pandemic. Now that most of the country has been put in lockdown situations and has strict guidelines for where everyone can go, you may be wondering if going to rehab is safe. 

Why Rehab Should Be a Choice

Due to having even more time on their hands, your loved one may be using copious amounts of drugs and alcohol to cope while at home. Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are on the rise because of the uncertainty of everything that is going on. Is this a good time to send someone to a rehabilitation facility to get help with drug and alcohol addiction? Depending on the severity of the situation, you do have a choice to send them to treatment, but you will want to find a place that has safety protocols in place and will continue using these guidelines for as long as they are needed. 

Why Questioning Rehab Is Vital

There is no time like the present time to get your loved one into treatment. Doing some research or asking the treatment center the appropriate questions for clarity is essential. The whole point of giving them this gift of life is to be confident that they are in safe hands. With a global pandemic, there is an extra layer of safety that must be achieved to give you the peace of mind that you desire when sending them to the rehab facility. Treatment centers typically already have high standards in place, so that recovery can occur in a safe environment. Knowing that a treatment center is capable of continually raising the health and safety standards due to a pandemic can give you the clarity to know that you are picking the right place for a safe recovery. 

There is no guarantee that your loved one will not be infected with the virus, although knowing that they are in a facility that implements COVID-19 policies and protocols should ease your mind. Knowing that your loved one is receiving the best possible treatment for their addiction, in a facility committed to taking preventive measures to ensure the safety of the guests and the staff, should indicate that hope is on the way.


At The Guest House Ocala, we offer residential treatment programs specialized for the care of traumas, addictions, and related mental health issues. Call us today for information on our trauma treatment programs and our concierge-style customization for every guest at (855) 483-7800.