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May 14, 2020 – Amy Samuel-Meda, a recovery coach at Scottsdale Recovery Center, said she has seen a spike in the number of substance-abuse cases since the state’s stay-at-home order went into effect in March.

Samuel-Meda credits an abrupt change in routine and lost support systems for the sharp uptick in cases. A lot of facilities no longer offer traditional outpatient treatment programs either, she added. “A lot of the support that people would use to get and stay sober had not been available,” Samuel-Meda said.

Samuel-Meda said many addicts rely on recreational activities to help distract them from their craving. But with social events like attending a professional sports game or seeing a concert no longer being viable options, a person working with addiction could be more susceptible to falling back into their old habits.



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