How to Deal With Anxiety in Recovery
Life for someone struggling with addiction certainly gets less complicated once alcohol and drugs are removed.
However, just because someone is sober doesn’t mean that life will be easy. Many people struggle with how to deal with anxiety in recovery. Being sober requires finding a new way of being in the world. This includes a new way of dealing with stress.
Many people use drugs and alcohol to avoid problems. When figuring out how to deal with anxiety in recovery it is important for people to remember that they are not alone. By using their sober network, they can find support and come into contact with people who have been sober longer than they have. Talking about your anxieties can help ease them–and also motivate you to find solutions.
By reaching out to their sponsor or people they know from twelve-step programs, people in recovery can learn from others with more experience in sobriety.
Taking time to relax, meditate, or pray can also help ease worries and give perspective. No matter what the reason for the anxiety, there are healthy ways to handle it.
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