Just like everyone, individuals in recovery have bad days. However, bad days can make it difficult not to relapse, as individuals are often accustomed to turning to substances once they’ve had a bad day. In this blog, we’re going to discuss ways that you can cope with bad days.
Bad Days and Coping
There are a few helpful things that you can do to make sure that you’re coping in healthy ways when you have a bad day. Consider if any of the following coping strategies could be the right choice for you.
Relapse Prevention Plans
Relapse prevention plans are an essential part of helping individuals remain successful when it comes to their sobriety. Having a solid relapse prevention plan is important, especially if you’re having consistent bad days. Make sure that you’re regularly reviewing your relapse prevention plan. By doing this, you can keep it fresh in your mind and make sure that you’re aligning with it.
Getting support from others can be extremely helpful. Having individuals that you can reach out to on a bad day can be a great way to remember that you’re not alone and you have people that are there to support you. While it can be helpful to have friends and family that are supporting you, joining a support group is another good option.
Support groups can be incredibly helpful, as they can remind you that other people are going through similar things. If you’re wanting to join a small group, we offer a few different ones at Avalon Malibu. These support groups can be an excellent way to get to know other people. You can also share what you’re going through. At Avalon Malibu, we’re passionate about providing a variety of treatment options. We do this so that our clients get the best services possible and have access to options that make sense to them.
If you’ve been having bad days recently, then it’s important you have the right support. We’re here and ready to provide support to new clients, so give us a call at (844) 857-5992. We understand the unique challenges that individuals in recovery face and are equipped to provide a high level of support. It’s never too late to get support on your mental health and recovery journey, so don’t wait to give us a call and set up a time when you can speak with a member of our staff.