When a person suffering from addiction is through with rehabilitation, this is usually just the beginning of their journey. What follows next is staying clean and this is where the real work begins. The reality is that this is not a process a person can go through alone and they always require a helping hand from people close to them or even people who have chosen to work as volunteers in such causes.
In this article, we are going to look at four simple yet practical activities that you can engage in on a daily basis to help keep your mind off drugs. During early stages, it’s advisable to find a partner who you will engage in these activities with before you are strong and confident enough to go it alone.
1 Practicing meditation
Meditation has been practiced throughout history to great effect by people looking to achieve relaxation so as to relieve their stress and anxiety and even depression.When you learn to practice frequent meditation, you will realize that you no longer need drugs or any other substances to give you relaxation or even numb your pain as you will be able to enjoy these benefits from meditation and the beauty is that it doesn’t come with withdrawal symptoms.
2 Exercise regularly
Regular exercise is always recommended for everybody because it’s one of the sure ways to keep your body healthy. As a person recovering from addiction, exercise has the added benefit of keeping you relaxed at the same time reinvigorated both mentally and physically, and this subsequently will help keep your mind off the drugs or substances you used to turn to when troubled. It’s good to note that exercise can be almost any physical activity that you enjoy doing such as swimming, dancing, going to the gym or playing a sport.
3 Try to spend more time with family and friends
Many addicts fell into addiction mostly because they kept the wrong company or chose to stay in isolation. When in recovery, this needs to change. It’s advisable to spend time in positive company and the best way to do this is spending more time with your family and friends. Being around people who love and care for you will enforce your feeling of self-worth therefore giving you the motivation to stay off drugs and other substances.
4 Find new areas of interest
When in recovery from an addiction, idleness is not your friend as it’s likely to push you into a relapse. It’s a good idea to find new areas of interest that will keep you occupied. This essentially involves finding fun activities that you can engage yourself with and even develop a passion for.
The more you do these activities you will realize that they become a habit therefore part of your daily routine.
It’s the proliferation of drugs and substances among the poor populace in some of the underdeveloped nations in the Middle East and Asia that motivates organizations like Cambodia Trust, working through volunteers to engage in interventions aimed at fighting addiction through emphasizing on rehabilitation of addicts. We welcome you to share with us your experiences with drug, alcohol or substance abuse.