Any so-called addiction specialist or expert who tells an addict that cravings won’t be an issue once they stop taking drugs or alcohol is flat out lying.
(PRWEB) November 12, 2014
In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is highlighting 14 ways that recovering addicts can deal with and manage their cravings.
“Any so-called addiction specialist or expert who tells an addict that cravings won’t be an issue once they stop taking drugs or alcohol is flat out lying,” commented Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO. “Yes, different people will naturally respond in various ways; some will have a relatively easier experience than others. However, cravings are something that recovering addicts will encounter on their path towards lasting sobriety, and so it’s essential for them to have strategic, tools, tactics, programs, support and in some cases, the medication and therapy they need. It’s my hope that this latest blog post will give recovering addicts some ideas on what they can do to give themselves more than a fighting chance to stay sober and avoid a relapse.”
According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, 14 ways that recovering addicts can manage their cravings include:
1. Accept that cravings are a normal part of the recovery process.
2. Exercise their body (in a suitable manner and per a doctor or other medical professional’s approval)
3. Change the scenery by going out, walking in the park, and so on,
4. Contact their therapist or other member of their recovery team.
5. Call a friend or family member who will provide some compassionate support.
6. Perform yoga or meditation to help diminish anxiety and stress, and restore a sense of inner peace.
7. Reflect on all of the reasons why they quit drugs and alcohol.
8. Engage in a hobby or pastime.
9. Lend a hand and help someone else.
10. Talk through the craving.
11. Go to a support meeting.
12. Take it one moment at a time.
13. Read a book or watch a movie.
14. Eat a healthy snack.
The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “14 Things You Can Do When You Have a Craving During Recovery” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/sobriety/14-things-you-can-do-to-fight-off-cravings-during-recovery/
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or email@example.com.
About Best Drug Rehabilitation
Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.
Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/