In this blog series we present you with different ways to cope with anxiety after alcohol detox and addiction recovery treatment.
If you learn anything from this blog article about managing anxiety, I want you to remember to always have a plan, and keep track of what works for you. Know what you are going to do before you even feel the panic attack. Keep ideas in your back pocket for when you need a good and effective stress reliever. This will help you manage triggers and cravings and will keep you on the path to a life lived in sobriety.
Letting You Guard Down
To go to rehab, you had to focus on remembering that your pride could get in the way of all of your progress. You had to be open, vulnerable, raw even, with the people with whom you were in community—your therapist, those with you in rehab, on the same journey to a sober life, with your family and friends. One key to reducing anxiety in your life is remembering that even though you are no longer in a rehabilitation recovery program, remaining open and honest with people is ultimately a stress reliever.
The key to sober living is to know yourself. Therapy is one of the most vital things you can do after your treatment to better understand the points of stress that trigger you. Just as important as knowing your triggers is investing in the coping tools you need and starting to understand the ways you can effectively relieve stress and anxiety without picking up a glass or a needle. Maybe it seems weird, but knowing yourself and helping others know you can help break down those anxiety ridden moments.
When you were using, you felt like you had to remain in the shadows. You felt shame and guilt all of the time. The more honest and transparent with people you become the less likely you will begin to feel unlovable and worthless. You won’t feel that shame. When we are transparent with other people, it frees us from feeling shameful. This doesn’t mean that you have to tell them everything. Transparency doesn’t mean you have no boundaries. It just means that you are open and honest.
You just went through a medically supervised alcohol detox recovery treatment or spent your all of your energy stores working your heart out in a long term drug rehab center? If you have then you deserve to pat yourself on the back. What an enormous accomplishment starting out on the journey of your new life.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever the is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.
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