Developing a Habit Plan in Addiction Recovery to Reduce Relapse Risk in the Process
In addiction recovery, it’s common to feel anxious and stressed. Even the most optimistic person would find it challenging to maintain a positive outlook 24/7. However, there are ways to reduce that stress and build a stronger, more solid foundation for your recovery. One of the best ways to do this is by creating a habit plan in your daily life to reduce relapse risk. Creating a habit plan includes identifying specific activities or tasks you can engage in more often throughout your day to help you maintain abstinence outside of treatment and keep yourself drug-free. Engaging in these activities on a regular basis will become almost second nature over time, making them easier to continue outside of treatment as well as when you return for one-on-one therapy sessions with your mental health professional.