Eric Clapton has shared his thoughts on patients at rehab treatment centers during the pandemic, addressing the damage done to them during that time.
In a new Instagram video, Clapton explained, “For people that wanted to get well from alcohol or drugs or anything, it was a tough time, because the normal network of AA meetings was pretty much off limits.”
He went on to say, “Some of them were shut down completely, and some kept going in a skeletal fashion. But the treatment centers were really badly hit because people couldn’t travel; and some were very fearful of going out.”
Clapton also said that as a result of the changes due to the pandemic, some people “locked themselves voluntarily down.” He added that “a lot of people, and I think a lot of the community that I know, either died or dropped off or stopped going to meetings, as it was just too risky.”