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For those suffering from addiction, mental health issues or both, isolating at home can come with a whole host of concerns. So, on this episode of Doctor Oklahoma, we’re discussing the mental impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Doctor Oklahoma Podcast- Episode 12: Mental Health and Addiction During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. And for the people trying to flatten the curve, it means routines disrupted, school canceled and staying inside. But for those suffering from addiction, mental health issues or both, isolating at home can come with a whole host of other concerns. So, on this episode of Doctor Oklahoma, we’re discussing the mental impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

This episode, we’re joined by INTEGRIS Arcadia Trails Medical Director and Addiction Psychiatrist Dr. Kimberlee Wilson. We discuss balancing the impact of 24/7 coronavirus news, staying connected to others and managing addiction in light of stay-at-home orders. You’ll also learn what constitutes proper alcohol consumption and the physical effects of COVID-19 on those suffering from addiction.

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