What Can You Do Once the Stay At Home Order is Lifted

May 20, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in COVID-19

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As the stay-at-home order in Colorado lifts, and a safer-at-home order goes into effect, you may be wondering what you can do now. 

Well, in a recent blog, we outlined five activities you could do inside your home, such as: 

  1. Keeping your body moving 
  2. Continuing to learn
  3. Cooking and baking
  4. Getting creative - crafting, coloring, writing, etc
  5. Touring a museum virtually

These activities are fun and will undoubtedly get you moving and thinking; however, we understand that having a running list of additional activities is also helpful. 

Continue reading for a list of activities you could do while the safer-at-home order is in effect and well after you have the ability to go back into the public. 

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Five Activities to Do in Your Home During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Apr 22, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Sober Life, COVID-19, Mental Health

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It’s not unusual to lose interest in your normal daily activities, especially during this time where COVID-19 has struck society and we’re quarantined. However, staying in your home doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, you can choose to see today and the next bundle of days as an opportunity to use your creativity or try out a new hobby. 

Discover five activities you can do in your home during COVID-19 below. 

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Combating Mental Health Effects Brought on by COVID-19

Apr 8, 2020 9:07:27 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in COVID-19, Mental Health

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During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, medical professionals have called for the community to go into social isolation and practice social distancing. Additionally, Colorado Governor Jared Polis ordered Coloradans to stay at home on March 26, 2020. As addiction treatment professionals, we have to wonder how this will mentally affect people. 

Sadly, there isn’t a lot of research out there about the mental health effects of COVID-19. However, the good news, information is updated daily about this crisis, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recognizes that this pandemic and social isolation are potential causes of increased stress.

It can be especially difficult for those who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use. Besides increased stress, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, it can also cause anxiety, obsession and loneliness. 

So, what can you do right now to keep a healthy mindset during the COVID-19 crisis? The Providence Recovery team has great tips for you to protect your mental health.

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