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June 9, 2020 – “I think it’s incredible that liquor stores are essential, being isolated at home really affected my sobriety,” Nicole said.

The availability of alcohol combined with the self-isolation of quarantine was not a recipe for success considering she lost her job and her ability to cope.

“I turned to alcohol as my only coping skill to deal with stress, to deal with isolation, and loneliness,” Nicole said.

Nicole is not alone in her feelings. For people with an addiction like her, alcohol was the cure for all of those problems and her pain.

“It would numb them. Ideally that was the point to just suppress, get rid of those feelings temporarily, but you know, when you wake up in the morning, they’re all still there,” Nicole said.

After two weeks of drinking, Nicole knew she needed to reach out for help but she quickly realized something else.



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