Addiction recovery involves rebuilding a life that includes enhanced responsibility—that can increase stress.
Stress, like emotions, none of us wants to experience. What makes you strong and resilient in your recovery, however, is how you handle the unavoidable reality of life. Addiction recovery is all about driving the wave of life and not letting the big wave sway you back to escapism—or severely, relapse.
Life is usually upside down due to previous behaviours in our addiction and so we are anxious to get things turned around towards the positive. We begin to worry about everything and that can produce stress. There are also the other set of symptoms that can occur in early recovery called P.A.W. which stands for Post Acute Withdrawal.
The Symptoms of Post-Acute Withdrawal (PAW):
People can experience any one of these symptoms as a result of a stressful situation. The symptoms can, in turn, produce more stress and it can become a vicious cycle. People in early recovery need to be aware of this and learn how to manage their stress levels so they can lessen the P.A.W. symptoms.
In fact, when someone has experienced a bad case of the flu they are offered of sound bits of advice like get plenty of rest, avoid stressful situations, eat right to rebuild your strength. This same advice is also wise for those in addiction recovery.
Here are a few techniques to help you ride and manage that big wave of stress during addiction recovery.
Meditation, establishing new friendships, and rekindling old hobbies are helpful in getting out of the stress mode and acquiring some balance in early recovery.
Working a 12-step program and learning healthy coping skills are essential to managing stress during addiction recovery. Expectations from others (or self) that you need to get life back together as quickly as possible are neither realistic nor helpful. Instead, focus on building a new life – the foundation that needs to be strong and built the right way.
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