Tips To Reduce Daily Life Stress Triggers In Addiction Recovery

Is your life stressful? Does that stress trigger you to use drugs or alcohol as an escape? If you are like many people struggling with addiction, you have probably noticed you are more likely to use when facing a high amount of stress. You probably have thought there is no way you can overcome your addiction while facing the stressors of your daily life. We are here to help you learn to cope with stress without drugs and alcohol.

1. Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is designed to help our patients discover the root of their addictions. We look at how your thoughts affect your actions on a daily basis. It is proven that negative thoughts result in negative behaviors such as addiction or crime.

Throughout the course of your therapy we will help you to redirect your thoughts to the positive. Having positive thoughts throughout your day will help you to live a more positive life. You will be able to affectively address the negative events in your life without turning to substance abuse to numb them.

2. Relaxation Exercises

While therapy and counseling are designed to get to the root of your addictions, relaxation exercises will help you to unwind after a long day. You can find a relaxation activity that works for you from yoga or meditation to Reiki massage. These activities are designed to teach you to focus on relaxation and help you to reduce stress in addiction recovery.

Some people require physical activity to release stress and tension. We will help you to find the outlet that works best for you. Our holistic substance abuse programs offer you the opportunity to create a custom stress management plan that can be modified to work in any setting, including your home!

3. Make New Connections

Chances are your friends from before recovery shared your use of drugs and alcohol. This can be detrimental to your overall recovery. It is important while completing any recovery program that you make good quality connections. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people can help you to avoid a relapse.

Our program offers group therapy sessions for all of our patients. This is a great way to meet people who are committed to the sober lifestyle. You can rely on each other during the hard times and spend time together when things are going good. These connections will help you to walk away from friends who may not be a good influence.

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