Advice on Coping with Emotions Post-Rehab
When someone is recovering from addiction, there is a chance that they may relapse, meaning they fall back into the harmful behavior they were doing before. That’s why it’s important to learn healthy coping strategies during recovery to prevent the risk of relapse.
The goal of relapse prevention is to help people recognize and manage the triggers that can lead to a relapse. Recovery is an ongoing process that involves learning new behaviors and coping mechanisms to replace the harmful ones. This process can take time, and it is important to have a support system of people who understand what you are going through.
We’ve outlined some tips for practicing healthy coping strategies during recovery below. For assistance from a medical professional, please reach out to Mount Sinai Wellness Center at (800) 353-4673.
Remember to Be Kind to Yourself
Relapse is common and does not mean failure. There are many resources available for those who are recovering from addiction, such as therapy, support groups, and medication-assisted treatment. Mount Sinai Wellness Center will stand by patients during every step of the rehabilitation process and afterward, in order to make sure medical needs and personal goals are continuing to be met. It is important to remember that recovery is a continued practice that may waver at times, and there is no shame in asking for help.
When Addictive Cravings Hit, Know You Have Other Choices
Staying motivated and anticipating challenges that may arise are both vital parts of recovery. A professional can help you understand how to manage emotions and continue on your sobriety path. This may include the following or more:
- Setting goals
- Creating routines
- Taking up new hobbies
- Speaking with a counselor
- Joining a support group
Mount Sinai Wellness Center Is Here for You
If you continue to find yourself self-medicating after rehab, our team can help you find alternative coping strategies. Contact us today at (800) 353-4673 to consult with a medical professional. We’re here to help you live a happier, healthier life.