How much do you do to help improve the world around you? For some, it’s essential to bring awareness of the needs of the community around them. That is what National Public Health Week aims to do. This week, which spans from April 5-11, 2021, creates an opportunity to open the dialogue about a range of health needs, including addiction. At Atlanta Detox Center, we endorse events like National Public Health Week and encourage you to get the health support you need today.
Public Health Week for 2021
The American Public Health Association sponsors National Public Health Week. For 2021, the theme is “Building Bridges to Better Health.” The overall focus is on helping people work through the damages COVID-19 created and helping communities to make COVID-19 protections a priority.
While it is important to focus on COVID-19, it is also essential to look beyond the virus itself to the damage it’s caused in various ways. That includes addiction. COVID-19 has led to fear, worsening mental health disorders, and increased drug and alcohol use for many people. Isolation has made it hard to get help because family and friends may not know the problem exists. And, the heroin epidemic continues despite the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to continued overdoses and deaths.
Public Health Week and Supporting Communities
A significant part of Public Health Week is to focus on community-wide help. This may be the ideal time, then, to help those you know who are struggling with addiction and mental health disorders. Some signs that someone may need help now for these conditions include:
- They’ve pulled away from people or things they used to enjoy doing.
- Their drug or alcohol use has increased substantially, and they may be using alone.
- Depression, anxiety, and trauma are things they are struggling with, even if they do not talk about it.
- Health complications have developed related to their continued use of drugs or alcohol.
- Reckless behavior has increased, leading to numerous instances of injury, legal problems, or financial problems.
If you know someone on a path like this, it may be time to reach out to offer help. Discuss the opportunities for getting treatment at a facility such as Atlanta Detox Center. Talk about why, now, during a pandemic, it is critical to take that first step to get help.
Your Own Health During Public Health Week
For men and women using drugs or alcohol, this is the perfect time to get help. You may be using more than you were before, or you may have more symptoms of anxiety, fear, depression, or paranoia. You may not want to become a statistic of the heroin epidemic.
COVID-19 has created numerous changes to health. While the virus is a constant threat for those isolated from family and friends, the mental health damage can be just as worrisome. As a result, it’s best to see the benefit of getting help now.
Atlanta Detox Center can provide that help and support to you. Our team offers a range of therapies that can help you, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Individual therapy program
- Group therapy program
- Family therapy program
In addition, we offer a full medical detox center. When you step into our detox facility, you are safe from the risks of COVID-19, including the threat to your mental health. Here, you can rid your body of the toxins from drugs and alcohol and start on the path to healing your brain and body. Invest in your health or the health of another person. Seek out addiction recovery at Atlanta Detox Center today.
Celebrate Public Health Week with Atlanta Detox Center
Make the most out of Public Health Week. Take the time now to find someone you can help. Or, reach out to Atlanta Detox Center for yourself, too. We’re here to support you on your journey through addiction recovery. Contact 470.450.2355 or connect with us online for help today.