How Natural Disasters Can Trigger a Relapse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, stressful events can make drug or alcohol abuse more likely, because they encourage people either to initiate or continue drug abuse. Additionally, stress may lead recovering Orlando drug addicts to relapse. Natural disasters cause significant stress for any of the following reasons:

  • They are unexpected and people may not be prepared to deal with the destruction they cause
  • People cannot control natural disasters, which makes them feel vulnerable and unable to cope
  • Natural disasters often devastate personal property and cause physical harm, which make people feel weak and afraid [Read more…]