Techniques for Stopping Addiction Thoughts

The customized approach in addiction therapy treatment provided at Promises Austin includes the Living in Balance portion of addiction recovery treatments presented to assist those with the disease of addiction.

Information provided will include understanding how to deal with addiction triggers so that they do not progress into strong cravings for drugs and alcohol, and therein lead to relapse.

Some of the techniques you will learn about include the relaxation techniques, the mental switch technique for stopping drug use thoughts and the snapping technique.

Snapping and Relaxation Techniques for Preventing Addiction Relapse

The snapping technique is really described just like it sounds. If you find that this is an effective technique for helping you in preventing an addiction relapse, you are encouraged to wear a rubber band around your wrist, loosely so that it does not cut off any circulation in your arm. If you start to have thoughts about drinking alcohol or using drugs, you then pull on the rubber band and let it snap your wrist as you tell yourself “No!” verbally. At that point, have a healthy thought ready to replace the thoughts of drug abuse.

Relaxation techniques that you will learn about can be varied, but will assist you in responding to both the thoughts of drug use and the physical cravings you may experience.

Actually relaxing your body can help get rid of these physical and mental aspects of early addiction recovery. During your addiction treatment program at Promises Austin, breathing exercises are one of the many different types of relaxation techniques that you will learn about in order to help your body and muscles relax and will aid in the positive change to preventing addiction relapse.

You are more than just an addiction at Promises Austin. That’s why our supportive, experienced counselors, who regularly help guests from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, California, New York and Florida, will work closely with you to assist you in ending your drug dependence or alcohol dependence.

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