Chris Scott and Matt Finch discuss the quarantine’s unintended consequences such as a worsening state of mental health issues, addiction, alcohol abuse, boredom, depression, lack of exercise and sunshine, a worsening economy, and much, much more.
While the COVID-19 quarantine was intended to save lives, it appears that there are many unintended negative consequences that are happening as a result of the long quarantine which has already lasted over a month.
The quarantine is preventing the spread of the coronavirus, however, it’s also leading to more cases of substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and a worsening state of these issues in many people that already had one or both of these types of disorders.
Here are the main topics discussed in this episode:
- The negative consequences of gyms, parks, beaches, and potential fitness areas being closed off to the public
- The negative consequences of people being fearful of germs both now and for years to come for some people
- The negative consequences of the quarantine on the economy and a possible second-coming Great Depression
- The negative consequences of so many U.S. citizens not having a job to go and having to homeschool kids
- How to use this quarantine as an opportunity to quit drugs and/or alcohol
- Importance of optimizing your mind, body, and spirit to deal with the quarantine as well as the aftermath of this in uncertain times
- Matt’s experience with “boredom” for the first time in over 8 years as a result of the quarantine
- Matt’s period of extreme fatigue and possible reasons for this as well as how he got out of it
- How Chris came down with a case of the shingles and possible reasons this happened
- How Chris is dealing with not having outlets such as the gym and his hot yoga class etc.
- Stories of coaching clients that have either relapsed during the quarantine
- Stories of coaching clients that have quit during the quarantine or stayed clean
- The importance of having a strong mindset to get through challenging times
- The Elevation Recovery Podcast is changing the episode days next week: Instead of Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the episodes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays
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