The following protocols are intended to ensure the health and safety of the Bridging the Gaps’ community. The introduction of a new member to the Residential House represents a host of therapeutic opportunities towards sustained recovery while also representing a measure of risk in spreading the Coronavirus.
I’m looking forward to the day that we’ll be back to our normal residential treatment model, but in the meantime, we’re committed to doing everything we can to be available to our current and prospective clients.
We, of course, would like to return to business as usual and open our doors to clients with our full range of services available. The reality is that we don’t know when we will be able to safely do that.
The Washington Post tells us that the coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis. Anxiety and depression are on the rise, and with the increase of mental health concerns comes a spike in substance abuse and relapse rates.
Despite the difficulties with engagement, the clients continue to benefit from their substance abuse treatment. While we would all like to open our doors and get back to normal, we are honored to be able to support clients through both their recovery and the fears and uncertainty of COVID 19.
Individuals around the globe are facing an unusual amount of stress and uncertainty with Coronavirus potentially lurking, invisible, on every surface. We have been asked to self-quarantine to keep ourselves and our communities healthy, and the isolation and financial strains that we are experiencing is taking a toll.
Coronavirus is not just a threat to our physical health; our response to the disease is also having a significant impact on mental and emotional well-being. The stress of worrying about potential illness, the concerns over job loss and financial instability, and the impacts of social distancing are all creating added stress.
e all find ourselves responding to the Coronavirus pandemic in new and innovative ways, and Bridging the Gaps is no different. As a substance abuse treatment facility that prides itself on high-quality, individualized care for our clients, we have had to jump through many hoops to keep our clients safe.