Coping with Sobriety…
Many people recovering from addiction may feel that sobriety is boring as compared to the “party” life they used to lead. But some forget how great sobriety really is?
There are plenty of reasons why addicts in recovery may discover quite a few reasons sobriety is a good thing.
It’s a whole new way of life. Literally.
So, first of all, what is an addiction.
Addiction and abuse have been defined as a chronic relapsing disease of the brain which is conveyed as being a type of compulsive behavior.
Addiction effects circuits and neurotransmitters in the brain involved in inhibitory control, memory, motivation, and reward.
Addiction drives individuals to the point of obsession in regards to procuring and abusing alcohol and drugs.
After completing the rehabilitation process, hanging on to sobriety is shifted to a recovering addict’s primary focus.
How sobriety is great:
Unfortunately, some people struggle with their sobriety and may even feel it is a burden at times. And here is where healthy Tips for Coping with Sobriety come in handy.
Helpful Tips for Coping with Sobriety
Strategize to stay sober. First, you have to gain an understanding of what “triggers” can set a relapse in motion.
Once you know this, you will be able to cultivate healthy coping skills when confronted with these triggers.
What can trigger a relapse? High-risk environments (i.e. a pub or bar), loneliness, Stress, or diet, etc.
Surround yourself with individuals who understand and respect your sobriety.
Plan and Participate in social activities so you won’t feel isolated and group activities that make you feel happy.
Also, spend some time finding creative ways of fulfilling your sense of accomplishment and self-worth.
Face depression head on.
Depression in Alcoholics can inevitably result in relapse, making it hard to stay sober.If for any reason, you think that you may be suffering from depression, it’s best to see a professional.
Get treated by a qualified mental health professional.
Seek therapy for reinforcement. Don’t quit therapy.
Or if you aren’t in therapy, it’s recommended to go.
It helps in developing healthy coping strategies.