How to get help for addiction during COVID-19

Posted on 05/04/20 09:49:am


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COVID-19 is creating untold challenges for everyone, but for the 21 million Americans dealing with addiction, it’s especially tough. Social distancing and the need to stay home are making it difficult to participate in a key part of recovery—a support community.

For people who are battling addiction or those who are currently in recovery, today’s situation may heighten temptations to turn to substances as a way to deal with the feelings of isolation, stress, anxiety, anger, or fear.

If you or someone you love is struggling, know that you are not alone.

Rogers Connect Care

Rogers Behavioral Health is now offering treatment through Rogers Connect Care, a telehealth option for patients who would benefit from specialized partial hospitalization (six hours a day), or intensive outpatient levels of care (three hours a day). Patients receive the same highly specialized, evidence-based treatment that they would in-person in a secure environment from the comfort of home.

“Patients are telling us they’re grateful for the ability to access treatment during this difficult time, and it’s easier for some to connect and follow through with treatment from their own homes,” says Dr. Michelle Maloney, executive director of addiction services for Rogers Behavioral Health.

“We’re helping people overcome the challenges of fear, anxiety, stress and isolation by promoting hope, validating fears, and recognizing that recovery is very difficult in isolation. We focus on self-compassion, healing shame, and coping skills to manage distress.”

Dr. Maloney shows an example of what virtual treatment might look like in the video simulation above.

Help for addiction at Rogers

Rogers has been helping people rise above addiction for more than a century. If you’re questioning whether you may need help, check out our addiction facts, or take a confidential quiz. You can also call 800-767-441, or fill out a free, no obligation screening request and one of our intake specialists will connect with you as soon as possible.

Call 800-767-4411 or go to to request a free screening.