6.03.2019

self care in recovery

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What are YOU doing to take care of yourself today? ⁣⁣
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Addiction negatively affects your mood, motivation, self-perception and sense of well-being. Most people initially #abuse #drugs or #alcohol to reduce #stress, cope with negative emotions, escape boredom or #reward themselves. Once an #addiction develops, #stress, negative emotions and boredom become major #triggers for using.⁣⁣
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Successful addiction recovery requires replacing the use of drugs or alcohol with healthier alternatives. It requires staying ahead of triggers and having the energy and skills to deal with unpleasant #emotions and situations. A lack of #selfcare leaves you vulnerable to negative feelings and saps your #motivation. If you’re not taking care of yourself, your mood suffers, your concentration decreases and your ability to cope with #cravings and triggers is compromised.⁣⁣
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On the other hand, a high level of self-care helps you maintain a stable mood, and it leads to more energy and motivation and better coping abilities. Just one small act of self-care can snowball, leading to other #healthy decisions that give you self #confidence and improve your sense of #health and well-being.⁣⁣
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*all info above can be found at Silver Ridge Recovery*⁣⁣
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