For addicts, long-term stress can have a negative influence on your thoughts, body, and capacity to stay clean. Mental balance is crucial when trying to overcome a dependence on drug, alcohol, gambling other other addictions. Below are some methods that are useful to help recovering addicts lower their stress levels.
The first line of defence against stress is controlled breathing. Pay attention to your breaths as you inhale and exhale. Breathe in and out deeply, and a sense of calm will inevitably set in. Vigorous exercise is another excellent means of reducing stress while also getting a healthy blood flow going. The main reason is because as you work out, your body produces endorphin hormones, which send a feeling of contentment flowing through the body.
Another way to quickly minimize stress is to utilise disciplined positive thinking. Negative behaviors are rooted in negative thoughts. When you catch a negative thought in your awareness, make an effort to change it to a positive one, no matter how unrealistic it may seem. Then do the same with the next negative thought that pops up. And so on… Eventually, the negative sensations will crumble. Take a deep breath and enjoy the feeling of calm tranquility.
Another great tactic is to employ the concept of scheduling into your healing routine. Simply make a daily schedule for the day. This will cause you to look at yourself and your daily routines in a new light. In contemporary drug and alcohol therapy, positive thinking exercises are used to teach patients how to manage their time, as they maintain their sobriety.
Another key to reducing stress is to take a time-out from the internet. The Next Step Chiang Mai is a sober retreat in Thailand. There, patients are urged to limit their time online to take part in various community activities. They can help tend to the herb and vegetable garden, care for the animals on our hobby farm, go for a swim in the lake or take a hike in the cool forested hills. These types of diversions help to engross patients in a constant stream of natural stimulation. Stress levels plummet, resulting in an enhanced setting ideal for some holistic healing for the long term.
If you are wrestling with a drug or alcohol addiction, a trip to Thailand can show you another part of the world, while delivering you into the world of holistic drug rehab:
The Next Step Chiang Mai
245, M. 12, Nong Kwai, Amphoe Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand. Phone +66 85 527 2436