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Feeling Loneliness Is A Wake-Up Call

Many people feel lonely during quarantine. Coping with loneliness during quarantine is true for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, right now. COVID-19 presents a difficult challenge for those who are lonely and are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Recovery Ranch PA is a resource during this time. We can give you the tools to best deal with your situation and enter drug and alcohol treatment. Loneliness can be a wake-up call to start addressing your individual needs. Feeling lonely is affirming that there is something wrong. Help can be found. All is not lost. Proactively coping with loneliness during quarantine can be accomplished.

The Difference Between Loneliness And Isolation

Loneliness is the negative feeling that happens when you consider your situation to be lacking social interaction. Isolation is when you are physically alone. The two overlap and are both closely connected with how you feel about your situation. Dictionary.com defines isolation as to set or place apart; detach or separate to be alone. Loneliness, on the other hand, is defined as being affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone.

With these definitions, we understand that loneliness is more a state of mind. You can be surrounded by people and still feel lonely. Coping with loneliness during quarantine is very important. Unchecked loneliness can lead to depression and increased drug and alcohol abuse. Speaking with someone about your feelings is the ideal way of coping with loneliness during the quarantine.

Can Telemedicine Help With Loneliness During Quarantine?

Using telemedicine is one way of coping with loneliness during the quarantine. Telemedicine is the remote interaction between yourself and a medical doctor. You are at home, and the doctor is in another location. You come together via technology using your phone or computer. Physician offices are using telemedicine more and more, especially during this present quarantine. People feel uncomfortable coming out of their homes. The great news is is that many therapists are using telemedicine as well! You can have a conference with a psychotherapist to determine if your loneliness is getting out of hand via telemedicine. Reach out to your doctor to get more information on how telemedicine can be beneficial. Often, counselors and therapists can deliver the same quality of care to address mental health issues through virtual sessions. It’s just one more way you can see to your mental health during the pandemic.

Recovery Ranch Pennsylvania Is An Oasis In A Lonely Desert

Recovery Ranch PA has several treatment modalities to help you conquer your loneliness as well as your drug or alcohol addiction. We believe in including the whole family in your treatment. After treatment, your family will be equipped with some knowledge of what to expect. You and your family get the opportunity to interact during treatment. Recovery Ranch PA has locations throughout Pennsylvania and is connected with Recovery Ranches around the country. We offer addiction treatment programming, as well as mental health treatment, such as:

  • Bipolar Disorder Treatment Center
  • Mood Disorder Treatment Center
  • Personality Disorder Treatment Center
  • Anorexia Treatment Center
  • Bulimia Nervosa Treatment Center

At Recovery Ranch, PA, we are adhering to CDC guidelines as it pertains to COVID-19.  COVID-19 testing is available at all of our facilities for both existing clients and incoming clients. The use of personal protection equipment or PPE  is available to all clients to use while on grounds. The facilities have increased the cleaning of surfaces in common areas. Staffers are regularly cleaning vehicles used for transportation to ensure that our clientele is protected. Contact us today at 717.969.9126 to learn how you can discover your sober self at Recovery Ranch PA.

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