CODY (AP) — A Cody woman says the coronavirus pandemic has challenged her recovery from heroin and methamphetamine addiction.

Jackie Fales has been in both in-person and outpatient treatment and now is family program facilitator for the Cedar Mountain Center drug and alcohol treatment center.

Fales says staying connected with others is a lot of what recovering from substance use disorder is about.

Fales tells the Cody Enterprise she and others had to rethink their recovery programs when the pandemic hit last year.

Fales says she responded by reducing downtime in her day by getting outside, spending time with family and video chatting with others.

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Answers to 30 Common COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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