by Passages Malibu

At Luxury Rehab Centers in Malibu, addicts can learn how to cope with stress and conquer addiction. By facing your problems and addressing your addiction, beginning treatment at Luxury Rehab Centers in Malibu will get you one step closer to recovery…but you will have to take yourself the rest of the way.

Once you leave rehab, remaining sober becomes more difficult. Luckily, if you’ve taken full advantage of your treatment, you’ll know what led you to drug use in the first place, whether it was the way you handled stress, to calm yourself, or to numb the pain and forget the past or the present. Any number of reasons could have led you down this path. And once you understand them, you can address them…and you will need to address them regularly.

Although Luxury Rehab Centers in Malibu will get you on the right track, they won’t do the legwork for you. After you leave treatment, the negative feelings and emotions will resurface;   but if you now understand them and know how to distract yourself with healthier alternatives to drug use, you’ll be on the road to success in your recovery.

Here are a few activities to take part in that will help prevent you from sliding back into old ways and thoughts:

Explore the Great Outdoors

Nature is a godsend (literally) for addicts. Breathing in fresh air, feeling the sun’s rays, and taking in a gorgeous landscape are all healthy ways to get your mind off things and rediscover what’s important in life. You may even take up photography and find you have great talent in capturing beautiful moments.

Get Moving

Luxury Rehab Centers in Malibu will promote exercise as a way to curb cravings and manage your emotions. Not only will it keep you physically healthy and fit, but exercise releases endorphins and “feel-good” chemicals that your body and mind need. Addiction often retards the production of these chemicals, even after the addict stops using. Exercising will introduce more positive chemical production in the body. It will also allow you time to think – or not to think at all – about feelings, thoughts, and emotions that are problematic. Meditation and yoga are also strong routines to help addicts find a sense of balance and relieve the body and mind of stress.

Get a Pet

If you’re an animal person, a cat, dog, or other fluffy pet can be a source of companionship and will provide you with the unquestioning love that you need as an addict. Animals don’t judge you, so having someone who is always there for you without judgment will make you feel a little better on the hard days. And physical touch, again, releases positive brain chemicals, enabling you to be happy through the warmth of touch and petting your pet’s fur.

Treat Yourself

If you’re feeling blue or struggling with cravings, treat yourself to something special. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. A simple soak in the bathtub, a rich chocolaty treat, or a back massage will give you the release you need to feel well again. If you have the means, go on a trip. Don’t look at it as running away from your problems. Rather, being in a whole other world, physically, can alter your perspective for the better.

You’ll need an outlet in order to address frustration, loneliness, stress, shame, hopelessness, depression, anger, and anxiety, which are all natural life emotions. Luxury Rehab Centers in Malibu will provide different methods and activities by which to combat negative thoughts.