Isolation Can Lead To Substance Abuse During Pandemic: WZZM Interview With Jon Weeldreyer

Isolation Can Lead To Substance Abuse During Pandemic: WZZM Interview With Jon Weeldreyer

April 21, 2020

On April 20, Jon Weeldreyer, MA, CAADC, CCS-M, from the Pine Rest Kalamazoo Clinic was interviewed on WZZM. The topic was “Isolation can lead to substance abuse during pandemic, reaching out is key.”

Quarantine can be harder on some people than others, particularly those who have battled addiction in the past.

“One of the biggest reasons that folks struggle with staying sober is isolation,” said Weeldreyer. “A huge chunk of why AA is works is because people get fellowship there and they get a chance to talk instead of just sitting alone.”

For more information about substance use disorders and treatment, visit the Pine Rest Addiction & Recovery microsite.

Jon Weeldreyer, MA, LLPJon Weeldreyer, MA, CAADC, CCS-M, is a limited license psychologist and certified advanced addiction counselor working at the Pine Rest Kalamazoo Clinic. Jon also serves as Manager of the Kalamazoo Clinic. Jon has provided outpatient services for Pine Rest since 2001.

Jon earned his Bachelor in Psychology, Philosophy and Religion from Spring Arbor College, and his Master in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1991.

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