Staying emotionally connected while physically apart

Don't let COVID-19 steal your emotional connections


Addiction thrives in isolation, but recovery relies on social connections. Social distancing has forced us into physical seclusion — and that means finding creative ways to remain connected emotionally.

Eye contact is important to a human connection. Use technology — apps like FaceTime, Skype and Zoom — to check in with your friends and family. Accountability doesn’t stop during a pandemic; in fact, it’s more important than ever.

Connect with the recovery community through social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Ask your 12-step program or group counseling about video meetings or the relaunch of in-person ones. Organize an outdoor picnic with a small group of your peers (while observing social distancing).

Even a simple phone call to a loved one helps you stay in touch. Lean into your support circle — and don’t be afraid to reach out.

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Olalla Recovery Centers

Olalla Guest Lodge
12850 Lala Cove Lane SE Olalla, WA 98359

Gig Harbor Counseling
Direct Phone # 253-851-2552

5122 Olympic Drive, Suite A105 Gig Harbor, WA 98335

1-800-882-6201
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