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Idea from Ellen Bishop


How loneliness can impact addiction


There is a loneliness epidemic in the US, UK and Western World. Loneliness increases feelings of disconnection and isolation, and if sufferers are already struggling with addiction related issues, there is a compounding need to 'escape' from their feelings of loneliness and sadness. By understanding the links between loneliness and addiction and loneliness and mental health there is a greater chance for successful intervention and rehabilitation, that's mindful of one of the underlying causes.


Ellen Bishop

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  • loneliness
  • addiction
  • rehabilitation
  • mental health
  • addiction support
  • loneliness and addiction
  • Links

  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilhowe/2019/05/03/millennials-and-the-loneliness-epidemic/
  • https://psychcentral.com/blog/why-addicts-are-often-lonely-people/
  • https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201411/addiction-disease-isolation