Social distancing may be particularly difficult for those going through addiction recovery or have other strong needs for connection. Women In Optometry encourages you to reach out to those who might be struggling in this challenging time—or to ask for support from friends in this time.
She practices “mindfulness” at every opportunity, she says. “I go outside for a walk when I am feeling overwhelmed. I look around and take in what is beautiful—things I can see, things I can hear and things I can smell. I have found new enjoyable activities such as board games with my husband and daughters, making fun videos with my kids and truly having meaningful conversations with my husband. I continue to remind myself that going back to using drugs would not solve or make any of this go away…it would only make it worse.”
Hazelden Betty Ford, which Dr. Weiss entered for treatment, provides a variety of tools on tips for staying connected, recovery resources, online meditations, podcasts, online meetings, education and more.
Listen to Dr. Weiss’ story now.