It only feels that way –
April 8, 2020 – Substance use is going to skyrocket during this pandemic. During this time of uncertainty, some people may cope by using alcohol or drugs.
“You can have a mild substance use disorder, a moderate substance use disorder or a severe substance use disorder,” Dix said. “You don’t have to have a big bad problem in order to get help.”
But stressful times like these can also cause some people to acknowledge they have a substance problem, and decide to seek help.
“When a person’s use interferes with their important areas of functioning, like school work, relationships, that’s when they might realize that they want to change what they’re doing with their substance use,” Dix said.