Stress can be a common trigger for any type of addiction. The more stress a person is under, the more likely you’ll seek an escape from it. A means of escape could be through drugs, food, alcohol, gambling, etc… According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) medical experts believe that stress is the leading cause of relapse back into drug use. Research has shown that brains of drug addicts are more sensitive to stress which may easily inspire them to relieve stress through drug use. Poorly managed stress can be a slippery slope back to addiction according to the American Psychological Association. While stress is inevitable, there are positive steps you can take to handle the pressures of every day life. This includes deep breathing techniques, yoga, meditation, restful sleep, counseling and mindfulness training. At Lumiere Healing Centers, we take stress management as a very serious aspect of addiction treatment and address this issue with patients.
Warning Signs Of Stress Management
Stress can affect your well-being. Some people may ignore or completely confuse the signs of stress with an illness, while others may desire to use alcohol or drugs to manage their life. Preview some signs below of stress indicators:
- Dry Mouth
- Lack of Concentration
- Memory Issues
- Rapid heartbeat
Stress Management Techniques
Many people struggle when they are released back into society after first leaving our rehabs in Ohio because they are placed back into the same environment of their previous substance abuse. Below are some stress management techniques for recovery that can help you manage your every day life after rehab.
- Healthy Diet
- Breathing Techniques
- Family Support
Finding Stress Management Solutions
It is possible to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction and maintain your addiction treatment recovery. Every stress management plan is different for everyone. It may also take some time through trial and error to figure out the right technique for you. It should also be noted that these stress management techniques will not prevent stressful situations from happening but rather prepare you for it and teach coping skills.
If you have any questions on stress management skills or about our rehabs in Ohio, please call Lumiere Healing Centers today at 513-909-2225.