There are thousands of ways that you can get and stay sober. No one plan works for everyone. You are a unique individual, and what you require may be different than another addict. Regardless of your personal circumstances, there are some all natural and holistic ways that you can work to stay sober after rehab.
Cut out caffeine and nicotine.
Caffeine and nicotine are technically stimulants and could be classified as drugs. Although these are relatively harmless, they can contribute to substance abuse triggers. If you are antsy because you had too much caffeine, you could be tempted to chill out with drug or alcohol use. People who have issues coping with cravings or triggers often smoke more cigarettes, which can be hazardous to your health and doesn’t really teach you how to cope with the triggers.
A lot of people say that they are incapable of meditation, but this is usually based on a false concept of what meditation really is. The fact of the matter is that many activities can be considered meditation, not just sitting still trying to empty your mind. Some of the other meditation methods you can use include yoga and tai chi.
You can also download or stream guided meditations that allow you to reach a meditative state through visualization based on the soothing descriptions provided. You can also meditate to moving images with soothing music, play soothing music and sit quietly, or look at or color mandalas.
Develop good sleep habits.
It is very important that you get enough quality sleep each night, especially when trying to stay sober. In fact, you should be getting at least seven hours of interrupted sleep every night. Many addicts have a hard time settling down at night to sleep. You can use different things to try to help you sleep, including limiting screen time for a half hour before bed, drinking soothing teas, listening to calming music, and sticking to a sleep schedule.
If you are needing help staying sober, we are here to assist you. Contact us today for more information.