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Strategies and Resources to Maintain Sobriety During COVID-19

Class Details

Did you know that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it is connection? Recovery is hard. It has become even more challenging as we live with uncertainty, distancing, and other barriers to connection that have recently occurred because of COVID-19. The coronavirus epidemic and the stay-at-home safety measures we have been asked to implement create additional challenges that can have an effect on an individual’s ability to maintain sobriety. We invite you to a webinar presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine and several behavioral health and addiction support professionals from central Massachusetts as they share strategies, insight and practical ideas for accessing virtual resources, locating the most helpful support and sources of connection, as well as some tangible guidance for navigating the specific situations and circumstances COVID-19 is presenting to those pursuing recovery.

This webinar is for individuals with substance use disorder and people supporting others with substance use disorder. Nurses may be eligible for continuing education credit, see the following link to determine if your state participates in CNE credits bit.ly/2xIGm6o.

Learning Objectives:
* Identify free or low cost sources for internet connectivity for those who do not have access to the internet.

*Understand how maintaining structure can help in uncertain and stressful times

*Learn how to anticipate and to develop a plan to address situations that may be on the horizon that could interfere with your sobriety. For example, loss of employment or receiving financial assistance from the government.

*Become familiar with national and local organizations that offer resources such as virtual meetings, telehealth services for physical and behavioral health and free resources for health and medical information.

*Learn about strategies that can help manage stress and aid in the acceptance of difficult circumstances.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Apr 9, 2020
2:00PM - 3:15PM ET
Susan Halpin, Education & Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education Credits: 

COVID-19 has presented uncertainty and unique challenges in how to maintain sobriety and mental health wellness. Join us for a webinar about topics related to the prevention and treatment of  substance use disorder and mental health during this uncertain time.

The format of this webinar will be a joint-presentation from a several professionals in the healthcare and peer-recovery community. The presenter(s) will share their professional knowledge and experience gained from being on the front lines of addiction prevention and treatment. They will also share valuable resources and strategies to help individuals with substance use disorder, as well as those who provide care and support for individuals with substance use disorder.

Recordings from this series are available on the NNLM Substance Misuse Playlist on YouTube.  

Contact nto@utah.edu with questions about this series.