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Resources for Substance Abuse Treatment During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Recovery Village has resources to help anyone struggling with substance use, increased anxiety and depression or other mental health disorders cope with the unprecedented challenges that have emerged from the COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus).

We're In This Together.

The Recovery Village remains committed to your health, safety, and well-being. To ensure you have full access to our rehab and therapy services, know that our staff is experienced and trained in telehealth services for mental health, addiction, and overall drug and alcohol rehab support. 

Telehealth Services

Getting treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues with online rehab and counseling just got easier. The Recovery Village now offers teletherapy treatment.

Trends & Statistics

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly impacted America’s addiction and mental health crises, making up-to-date behavioral health research more vital than ever before.

Virtual Webinars

Our team and network of expert contributors are hosting regular community education webinars on mental health topics. Our events are free and open to the public.

Recovery Meetings

Online recovery meetings can help you keep in touch with your support group during COVID-19. Learn the benefits and see how our Recovery Room App works, or participate in our meetings.

COVID-Related Articles & Other General Resources

We’re learning more every day about the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the pandemic continues to rapidly shift our daily routines and habits, we understand that many people with substance abuse and mental health disorders are being directly impacted. We wanted to share some resources and information that may help you or a loved one at this time. These resources will be updated regularly as new content is developed.

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COVID Resources for Firefighters & First Responders

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives. During a disease outbreak or pandemic, it’s normal to have some anxiety about contracting the virus. Whether you are in a high-risk group, concerned about a loved one’s health or worried about your own exposure, your feelings are valid.

Substance Abuse Treatment During a Pandemic

At Advanced Recovery Systems, patient safety is our top priority. We remain open and committed to providing critical addiction treatment. We are closely monitoring all developments associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of all patients, employees and the communities we serve. Please note the following updates, effective March 23:

  • Screening Policy: ARS facilities are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and we have strong infection control policies, procedures and systems in place. As recommended by the CDC, our clinicians are screening all patients and employees for fever, respiratory symptoms and for travel to/from China and other affected locations within a month prior to symptom onset.
  • Face Mask Policy: Following the latest CDC recommendations for controlling the spread of COVID-19, all patients and employees will be required to wear a face mask while at the facility.
  • Quarantine Policy: Admitting patients will be tested for COVID-19 at the facility, prior to admission. Patients will be admitted only if their test is negative. Upon admissions, patients will be required to Quarantine for 48 hours and will be retested for COVID-19 prior to ending their quarantine. In most cases, Quarantine involves being housed in a private room with access to all of the appropriate services and personnel for their level of care. Staff will be available to you throughout the quarantine time. Meals, snacks and medications will be delivered to your room In some cases, Quarantine will take place in a shared room with one or more additional patients who have admitted to the facility on or around the same date, who have also tested negative for COVID-19 prior to admission. Our Quarantine Policy is designed to help aid in the prevention of spread of COVID-19 that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.
  • Visitation Policy: For the safety of all patients, family members, visitors and staff, ARS has temporarily suspended visitation at our facilities. Staff will provide alternatives for maintaining contact with loved ones during this time as we know how important the support of friends and family is to your recovery.
  • Offsite Travel & Activities Policy: For the safety of all patients, Advanced Recovery Systems is actively restricting offsite travel and activities until further notice.

Questions or Concerns? If you have questions or further concerns about any of our policy updates, please check back frequently or you can reach out directly by calling 855-387-3291.

Finding Online Resources for Addiction & Recovery During a Pandemic

Many people who are in recovery or seeking sobriety rely on local resources like 12-step support groups, SMART recovery meetings and similar organizations focused on addiction recovery. Because of concerns surrounding the contagious nature of COVID-19, many of these meetings can no longer be held in person.

Daily or weekly meetings provide many people with a sense of structure and help them to continue long-term sobriety. With all the potentially triggering situations surrounding the pandemic, recovery meetings are perhaps more important than ever. Fortunately, most addiction recovery groups have successfully transitioned to online platforms that can help provide the same sense of community and ongoing support. The following are just a few of the many online groups that people in recovery can become a part of.

Upcoming Recovery Meetings

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