Getting sober is never as easy as simply giving up drinking alcohol.
Once you become sober, you may be faced with feelings that you may not have felt for a long time.
Learning to live with your emotions is one of the secrets to staying sober long term, but how can a newly sober individual learn to do it?
The secret, says Mark Schenker, Ph.D., is to build a support network that will be there with you to give you support and encouragement when you are dealing with tough emotions.
These support systems will provide you with coping strategies and support as you get used to new feelings and learn to cope with them.
Building a healthy lifestyle, while difficult at first, will help you replace addictive behavior with non-destructive activities that bring positivity to your life.
Having professional support through this adjustment period can be crucial. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
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