Substance Abuse Task Force member offers tips for quarantining while in recovery

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – This time in isolation can be difficult for those in recovery from substance use disorder.

Cassidy Hart, with the Fayette County Substance Abuse Task Force ,who is also in long-term recovery says boredom can lead to relapse, especially for those who are early in the process.

She says the main thing to remember for people struggling during this time is to work on things you can control. 

“I would find ways to stay busy whether it is cleaning your house or spending extra time with your kids,” she said. “Find healthy hobbies. Get outside. Physical activity is a great way to deal with stress and anxiety. You know, you absolutely have to make your own mental health a priority, especially if you’re going to have the ability to take care of your family and the people around you.” 

Hart also says there are great resources online with Facebook groups and Online NA and AA services. 

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Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.