Alcohol consumption increased 23% during the pandemic, particularly among women and those who live alone. People are cut off from their support systems, and many have lost their income. Without social and financial resources, staying in recovery is hard and entering it can be even harder. This week, we have two stories about recovery. First, we have Odette. Odette is part of an online recovery group called Cafe RE, and over the course of the pandemic, became the host of its podcast and the face (and voice) of the community. She talks about her religious upbringing and spiritual practice, where we find strength, and misconceptions about recovery. Then we have Quianna. Quianna's road to recovery has been long, and credits her success to finding god on her journey.
If you're curious about sobriety, here are some resources that might help:
Join Odette and Cafe RE
Looking to moderate? SMART Recovery might be for you
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 24 hour hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
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