Drug Abuse and Alcoholism: Living a Balanced Lifestyle

Practical methods for learning how to structure your life in an effort to maintain long-term sobriety will be part of the education you will receive during the Living in Balance portion of your addiction treatment program at Promises Austin. Without organization, it is difficult to live a balanced life.

Without a balanced lifestyle, it can be difficult to manage your stress levels and prevent yourself from falling back into addiction relapse. A common side effect of active substance abuse addiction is the lack of control experienced in the life of the addict.

In order to live a balanced lifestyle, you will generally need to change the types of habitual activities that you take part in your life. Examples of regular activities that would be beneficial for you to use as a replacement for former activities and to help strengthen your recovery are meditation, prayer, participation in therapy sessions and self-help groups and/or 12 step groups, as well as increasing your regular exercise schedule.

Balancing New Healthy Activities in Addiction Recovery

However, you also must learn the proper balance even with healthful activities since these too, when too much involvement occurs, can also create the feelings of stress that can be damaging to your recovery process.

Maintaining this balance in your life can help you to lead a more healthy and enjoyable life as you work toward preventing yourself from falling back into addiction relapse through replacing old with new that you learn about managing during your addiction treatment at Promises Austin.

You will find that Promises Austin treats each of our guests as unique individuals with specific needs. Our fully trained and experienced counselors, who regularly help guests from Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, New York and Florida, will work closely with you to assist you in ending your alcohol dependence or drug dependence.

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