This pandemic is truly one of the most dangerous challenges we have faced in our lifetime and people affected by addiction and those in recovery and their families were not the exception. Moreover, the restrictions do not affect everyone equally. Particularly vulnerable are those experiencing multiple disadvantages coupled with drug addiction. With schedules disrupted, medical and psychological care restricted and support networks shut down, the COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardize individual’s recovery.
It is my belief that the most vulnerable among those, especially women, children and young people must be supported, with guidance, equipment and concrete life-saving services as they fight the virus, as it is absolutely critical to save lives. But let’s not forget that the addiction and recovery don’t stop with the pandemic.
Read the full statement by Mulka Nisic, Celebrate Recovery.