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Program helps people fighting addiction while quarantined

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Posted at 9:10 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 16:21:32-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Being quarantined has taken a toll on many people, but it can be particularly difficult for those fighting alcoholism and substance abuse.

Shelby Brown talked with Bob Cabaniss, a recovering addict who founded Williamsville Wellness Rehab in Hanover.

Cabannis said he understands the dangers of untreated alcoholism and knows there is increased drinking due to fear, frustration and boredom during the pandemic.

Watch the video above to find out the unique methods Cabannis is using to help fight addiction during the global health crisis.

Click here for more information about Williamsville Wellness Rehab.

Depend on CBS 6 News and WTVR.com for complete coverage of this important developing story.

COVID-19 Precautions

Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions.

COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.

Virginia health officials urged the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.Avoid non-essential travel.