When the UK went into its first lockdown and support services moved online, Lee, who has been battling a drug addiction for over 20 years, says his recovery attempts were “massively impacted”.
During the first lockdown in April 2020, he says he went from taking drugs once a week to several times a day.
He said: “My addiction became disgusting. I wouldn’t want to eat, I’d just want to score.”
“I need face-to-face contact, not just a phone call.”
According to research by the Forward Trust, 37% of people in recovery from addiction before the pandemic have experienced a relapse or increase in addictive behaviour since lockdown.
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