Letter to the Editor: Recovery Month brings reminder of help available for those with substance use disorders

Published 8:16 am Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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To the Editor:

From juggling virtual learning and working from home to economic uncertainty and simply trying to stay healthy, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted each of our lives in countless ways. For those living with substance use disorders, the stress and isolation have made this period all the more challenging. A recent report, for instance, found that alcohol sales across North Carolina have surged more than 20 percent in recent months compared to last year. Health and wellbeing require community resources, connection and opportunities to thrive — all of which have become more difficult to access since March.

This September, during Recovery Month, Trillium Health Resources wants eastern North Carolina to know that there’s help for those struggling. Visit our website for online resources or call our 24-Hour Access to Care line at 877-685-2415 to help find a provider. On our social media pages, we will promote ways the public can help connect with people in recovery and also share videos that show how resilience have helped them through recovery and the pandemic.

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Our focus at Trillium is making sure that people receiving Medicaid or without insurance have access to the services necessary to live a fulfilling life. One such aspect includes a wide variety of treatments for substance use disorders, for an assortment of situations and needs. During this Recovery Month and year-round, we’re here for you, your friends, your family, and our community.

Cindy Ehlers

Executive Vice President

Trillium Health Resources