Long-term stress can have a negative effect on your mind, body, and ability to stay sober. This is why achieving a state of mental balance is important when recovering from drug or alcohol abuse. Fortunately, there are several techniques that can help to lower stress levels.
The simplest means of reducing stress is to focus on your breathing. By mindfully inhaling and exhaling, you increase oxygen levels in the blood, which creates a relaxing effect in the body. Exercise is another great way to reduce stress, while also increasing blood circulation. Intense physical activity releases pleasure-generating endorphins throughout the body, which emit pulsating waves of well-being.
Beyond breathing techniques and exercise, another way to bring stress levels down is via the power of positive thinking, one of the keys of a successful drug rehab program. Tying the whole thing together is the concept of ‘scheduling’. Start simply by planning your day onto a spreadsheet. This task will help you to look closer at your daily routines, and prioritise the things that are most important to you. Patents learn how to plan out their path to sobriety while managing time and nurturing relationships.
The Next Step Chiang Mai is a sober retreat in Thailand. There, patients embrace the above mentioned practices while also limiting their internet time. In exchange they can read a book, lounge by the pool, hike in the forest or help maintain a hobby farm. By staying busy with enjoyable tasks, stress levels go down and the holistic healing process can move forward.
If you or a loved one is going through an addiction to drugs or alcohol, a sober retreat in Thailand may be the solution. Combine a holiday with a recovery program and embark on the path to recovery: