In this blog series we present you with different ways to cope with anxiety after alcohol detox and addiction recovery treatment.
Anxiety relief is almost impossible if you don’t hold make sure to give yourself the kind of care you need. Always remember to come to your panic attack prepared. Of course you never plan to have a panic attack. But if you sit down sometime when you’re feeling calm and figure out what might work best for helping you relieve some of that anxiety, or even just calm down then you’ll have so much more luck at managing a tough situation. And don’t forget to keep track of what works for you. Keep ideas in your back pocket for when you need a good and effective stress reliever that will help you manage triggers and cravings and will keep you on the path to a life lived in sobriety.
When you went to rehab, you had so much support all around you, all the time. It was like a dream, being able to set aside your daily stress and responsibilities to be able to really focus on yourself for a time. For most of you, that may have been the first time in your life that you really had to pay attention to yourself.
Here are two ideas to help you continue giving yourself the kind of self care you were able to give yourself at rehab, now that you’re at home.
Take care of your hygiene.
It’s possible that when you were using all the time your hygiene was compromised. This is a common symptom of addiction. Take the time to get the kind of self care products you need. Get the shampoo that gives your hair volume if you want. Spring for the exfoliating face wash, or just something as easy as brushing your teeth twice a day can make all the difference for your confidence.
Take yourself on a date.
This may seem corny, but getting out and about by yourself is also good for morale. When I go out by myself I like to get coffee and write in my journal and maybe even go to a movie. You may think going to a movie alone sounds sad, but for me it’s freeing. I can laugh or cry when I want to. No one else has to even know what I’m feeling. Find what works for you as a splurge and put it on your calendar.
Knowing yourself is the key to successful sober living. Top of the list for resources is Therapy, one of the most vital things you can do after your treatment to better understand the points of stress that trigger you. But it’s also really important to understand your triggers and learn 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.
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. You can keep that progress going by really caring for yourself now that you’re further on your path toward recovery.
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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