On April 30, Dr. Keith Heinzerling was quoted in an article about rising alcohol sales during the pandemic. The isolation and stress caused by stay-at-home orders and the easy availability of alcohol through home delivery services has made it increasingly difficult for people in recovery to maintain their sobriety. However, Dr. Heinzerling noted that “Avoiding alcohol and drug use will help to keep you and your immune system as healthy as possible to avoid or fight off infections.” The article provides specific recommendations for keeping occupied and for getting the support. You can read more here.


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