So, you’ve decided to stay sober this October, but you’re realizing it’s a tougher challenge than you expected. Try as you might, you just can’t live up to the task of not taking that drink. This could be a telltale sign that you have a serious problem with alcohol abuse.

A Rise in Alcohol Consumption with COVID-19

This past year has been incredibly hard for many with the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantining. Many people reacted to the stress of quarantining at home by drinking more. According to the CDC, increased stress can lead to increases in alcohol and substance use. Many news outlets have been discussing the rise of drinking among Americans during this time.

National Public Radio recently published an article citing Nielsen market data that total alcohol sales have risen 24% and that sales of spirits with higher alcohol content have risen faster—to an increase of 27% over last year. Additionally, CNN reported that the overall frequency of alcohol consumption increased by about 14% from 2019, according to researchers in the journal JAMA Network Open. According to CNN, this increase averages to about one additional day of drinking per month by approximately 75% of adults. These statistics don’t bode well for people in recovery or those on the edge of needing to stop drinking alcohol all together.

It may be time to seek inpatient rehab treatment if:

  • You are one of the many people that has seen their drinking and or substance use reach levels that are troublesome and have begun to affect day-to-day life.
  • You’re having trouble abstaining during Sober October.
  • You have relapsed in your efforts to stay sober.

Not everyone realizes that drug and alcohol addictions are chronic diseases. If you’ve been struggling with drugs or alcohol don’t try to stop on your own—it’s best to seek expert help.

Recovery Centers of America is in Your Neighborhood

Recovery Centers of America has neighborhood treatment facilities in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania with clinical teams expertly trained in addiction medicine that are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ready to help. RCA’s mission is to save 1 million lives from the disease of addiction. We aim to do this by using our evidence-based practices and clinical expertise to deliver quality patient care, tailored to individual patient’s needs.

RCA offers addiction treatment programs for men and women over the age of 18. We provide site-specific programs specializing in:

  • Trauma and addiction
  • Relapse in recovery
  • A First Responders program
  • A program geared toward adults over 50

When a person suffers from drug or alcohol addiction, it’s important to get medically monitored detoxification. Inpatient rehab is the best solution. Inpatient rehab is a very important first step in treatment. It allows a complete focus on safe withdrawal from drugs and alcohol, education on the disease of addiction, and development of strategies to continue in ongoing recovery.

At RCA, patients can focus on their treatment and recovery because outside distractions are removed. They can fully immerse themselves in the process of getting well. As part of our full continuum of care, RCA and our medical professionals will work with you to develop treatment that works best to get you well and onto the path to recovery.

RCA is in network with many insurance providers so care is affordable and accessible. We feel that no one should face barriers when it comes to treatment. Therefore, we also provide 24/7 admissions, interventions, and transportation at no additional cost.

Recovery Centers of America is Here for You

If you or someone you know needs help this Sober October or has relapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic—don’t wait. Seek help now. Recovery Centers of America is standing by 24/7 to answer questions and help you with the decisions that can change your or their life for the better. Call us now at 1-800-RECOVERY to get the support and treatment you or your loved one deserve.

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