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Nothing is so bad that drugs and alcohol will not make worse. If you drink or use after a bout of sobriety, you can really turn your life upside down in ways that you were sure was not possible. For this reason alone, being in recovery from drugs and alcohol means that you will need to put your sobriety first to keep from relapsing. Using a few recovery tools when you are down and out can make the difference in relapse prevention.
Feel your feelings
Instead of suppressing all of your feelings, you should try to feel them. If you have not yet been through the method of letting your feelings go, it may not be very fun. The process, however, can be key to finding out what made you want to check out with the effects of drugs and alcohol.
You probably used drugs and alcohol to achieve some sort of misguided balance, but what really happened is you opened Pandora’s box to unleashed chaos. Reducing stress and finding pleasure without substances can be beneficial by using meditation, exercise, or something that produces natural brain chemicals to feel good.
Self-care is not selfish
Taking care of yourself is imperative to stay sober. You need to eat, sleep, bathe, and do the things that humans need to feel better. Just by implementing self-care into your daily routine, your mood and energy levels will improve and make your vigor for life progress along the way.
Use sobriety mind tricks
Your brain can be the worst enemy of all to you because your addiction fools you into thinking that you you do not have problem with drugs and alcohol. When triggers and cravings come into play, you should not act on them. You should pick up the phone and call your sponsor, get to meeting as fast as you can, or use any distraction that can to get your attention off drugs or alcohol and onto something more productive.
Find your tribe
Everyone needs the companionship of others. Looking for people that you relate to and want to stay sober with is important. Find recovery buddies that you trust and can open up to so that you have a solid foundation of support through the ebbs and flows of life.
Relapse prevention is a must to keep your sobriety intact. Knowledge is power so learning everything you can about your addiction is important to keep trudging one day at a time.
If you or someone you know is in the depths of drug or alcohol addiction, The Kimberly Center is ready to assist you in a new way of living. By learning who you are without drugs and alcohol in your system, you can see how full life can be in your recovery.
Call us today to begin: 855-4-KCENTER (855-452-3683)