Drug and Alcohol Relapse is Rising During COVID-19 Pandemic

Sarah Robb May 19, 2020


Article by Haley Hudson

The article “COVID-19 is Causing People to Relapse,” acknowledges the current increase in drug and alcohol relapses. Dayry Hulkow, M.S., a primary therapist at Arete Recovery, a Delphi Behavioral Health Group facility told Fox News, “Yes, we are already starting to see an increase in relapses. Social support and active involvement in the program both play a huge role in recovery,” Hulkow said. "Isolation" and "emotional distress" can be triggers for relapse, which are prevalent during this unprecedented time.

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Read the full article published by Addiction Center here:



Haley, Hudson. “COVID-19 is Causing People to Relapse” Addiction Center, April 30, 2020, https://www.addictioncenter.com/news/2020/04/covid-19-is-causing-people-to-relapse/

Sarah Robb is an LISW-S (Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor) and an LICDC (Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor). While being considerate of trauma informed care practices, Sarah offers patient guidance and utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy. She employs cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies, motivational interviewing techniques and family systems theory to assist individuals in obtaining their very best quality of life.