Every situation produces reactions, thoughts and feelings. In the past, these thoughts and feelings were probably some of the reasons for drug and alcohol addiction patterns. Now that you are sober, you wonder why they continue to exist. Good or bad events in your life can produce the desire to relapse. When you are sad you detach or get angry. When you are happy you let your guard down a bit. These are examples of how the disease of addiction can trigger you even though you are sober.
Cravings still exist because they have been part of your life for so long. More important is how you plan on addressing the cravings, thoughts and feelings before you have a physical relapse. By now you should have a solid recovery plan in place.
Techniques to use after drug rehab to help your sobriety:
Keep in mind that living sober is a lifestyle change. It takes time to learn new healthy habits. This is a quick tip on how to resolve your emotions in the moment. Take advantage of our alumni program for ongoing support and education.
How do you deal with unwanted thoughts and feelings? Share your techniques below or on our Facebook page. Your skills may help a fellow addict realize there are options and relapse is not one.
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