– What to do if you are (or know) an alcoholic in quarantine

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone is experiencing new challenges and struggles. This is equally true if you, or someone you know, is an alcoholic.

“The most significant feature of addiction is the profound sense of isolation that is associated with it,” says Evan Haines, Co-Founder of Alo House Recovery Centers and a recovering alcoholic in Malibu, CA. “That makes social distancing an especially difficult and risky proposition for those who suffer from substance use.”

Insider spoke with experts and recovering alcoholics for advice on how people trying to fight addiction can still get help in this new world of face masks, social isolation, and lockdowns. 

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