In episode 55, we return to the conversation around recovery from substance use during the pandemic. It's a special episode devoted to a conversation between Executive Producer Marisa Demarco and her cousin, Orlando Watts, who went to a remote rehab before the pandemic, and then returned home after it was in full swing. A lot of the conversation around reckoning with a loss of control, being present, sitting with discomfort and reaching out to connect could be useful for anyone during this time—not only people in recovery or seeking treatment.
And a news update: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is locking down Gallup, blocking off the city with police checkpoints to keep outsiders off the Navajo Nation. Anyone without a Gallup address can't get in, according to KRQE.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that workers in New Mexico who get called back in after being laid off or furloughed won't be able to keep their unemployment benefits without a valid reason they are not returning to work.
We're keeping a complete list of the resources and volunteer opportunities that we find for each episode at bit.ly/YNMGhub. And here's what we got from today.
- CARE Detox center in Albuquerque is still taking folks: (505) 468-1555
- New Mexico Crisis and Access Line can hook you up with mental health or substance abuse resources: 1-855-nm-crisis.
- If you are not having an emergency but want to connect with someone, check out the Peer-To-Peer Warmline: 1-855-4nm-7100. They’re ready to take your call between 3:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. daily, or you can text someone there between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
- Online recovery meetings: Recovery Dharma, AA, NA, In The Rooms … there are so many.
- You can also call into many online meetings with your phone, and your local AA can point you in the right direction.
How are things going for you? We want to know. Share your quarantine stories by calling: (505) 218-7084 and leaving us a message. We could roll them into a future episode.