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Coping with COVID: Can Spirituality Help?

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The pandemic is stressful (that may be the understatement of the year). We have more to worry about and less support to help us cope. It’s no surprise alcohol sales are up, Netflix usage is seeing record highs, and people are over indulging with comfort food. In addition, drug use has increased, with overdoses on the rise by up to 18%. We’re using the things that make us feel good to navigate a tough time. These external things that may make us feel good temporarily are often not good for us and can lead to detrimental addictive behaviors. Healthy spirituality is something that can make us feel good AND be good for us. It can help reduce the likelihood of turning to alcohol, drugs, and…

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