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How to Deal When Life Feels Like It’s Imploding

Life after addiction is no joke. It takes focused determination to make it step-by-step. Learning to deal with life’s disappointments and heartaches without reverting back to addiction can feel like the hardest challenge of recovery. Learn some healthy coping mechanisms that will keep you from going over the edge when life feels like it’s imploding.

Don’t Give Up

The worst thing you can do in recovery is go back to old habits of thinking and dealing with life crises. It happens because you have forgotten how to cope using the tools and resources you’ve been given. It also happens because you’re human. We all make mistakes and fall short of who we want to be, especially in a time of crisis. It can trigger lots of things for you when you’re struggling and all the sudden a crisis pops up at work, home, or within personal relationships. The biggest key is not to give up just yet. You can try the following, instead:

  • Call a friend
  • Call a sponsor
  • Check in with a spiritual advisor
  • Seek help from support groups

These are just a few ways to help you navigate when a minefield blows up in your life, rather than relapsing. If you do relapse, it’s okay, it happens. Don’t let addiction have the last word. Pick yourself back up and keep going. Seek some help and get yourself on the road to recovery again.

Make Friends

The worst thing you can do is isolate yourself when life is getting too hard to handle. We are humans who are not meant to bear the brunt of life alone. Find people who support you, understand who you are, and want to help you figure out life. Don’t ask the people still in addiction because they won’t help you. You need to find sober, clean friends, especially sponsors or those further along the path to help you figure this thing out. Friends can motivate, support, and encourage, but they should never try to fix it for you. They will help you find ways to get help but they mostly will provide space for you to figure it out with them by your side.

Don’t navigate crisis alone. Isolating can lead to relapse. Let us help you recover from addiction and seek the resources you need to keep you clean and sober. Whether it’s programs, services, detox, therapy, or something else, we will help you find what you need. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 844-339-6964