Natural Ways of Preventing Relapse

When it comes to recovering from addiction, relapse is always a nagging thought in the back of your mind. You want to do everything you can to prevent it, but also want to use natural methods to do so. Here are a few things you can do to help you get through recovery and help reduce the chances of relapsing. 

Use Meditation
Learning to use meditation, Yoga or relaxation techniques is critical in helping you to unwind and focus on you. Research has shown that relaxation techniques such as this can help the brain area dealing with addiction. Learning how to relax and focus your thoughts can help you through those tough times of withdrawal, stress and even those intense cravings that can come about.

Talk with Others
Find a support group that you can share your ups, downs, and struggles with. A support group is essential in giving you the assistance needed to prevent a relapse. You can talk with them when you're frustrated, stressed, or just needing to vent about your day-to-day life. 

Get Enough Sleep
When it comes to your body, sleep is essential in helping you to feel your best and recover. If you need help sleeping at night instead of during the day, consider taking a melatonin supplement. This will help to regulate your natural sleep rhythm and help you get the rest you need. 

These are just a few of the natural ways to help you avoid relapse. What are some ways you have used in the past when times get tough?

Clark, C."Natural Addiction Treatments". Natural Health Advisory.(Website).(2014). 
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