Owen said, “The way that they work on their recovery is through their network. A network is a vital piece of recovery for people that have the disease of addiction. The restriction of services for people because of COVID was horrendous. Detox was almost nonexistent, support group meetings stopped in a lot of places, and there was a time when virtual meetings–people were still trying to figure out how to set them up. They were not readily available in the beginning.” She added, “A lot of people who went into recovery relapsed. A lot of people turned to drugs because nothing else was available.”
Owen says The Zone did not close their doors during the early days, weeks and months of the pandemic. “Because of that, we were considered first responders. Because our recovery coaching service never stopped,” she said.
Owen added, “If cases spike, we see cases spike here. I think it has a direct correlation.”
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