First Step Rehab | Coping Mechanisms to Help Your Recovery

Last Updated: Dec 14th 2020

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Far too often, individuals turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with hardships. This behavior often leads to very serious addiction. So, While in recovery, it’s important to recognize unhealthy coping mechanisms. Also, its crucial to find healthy ways to cope with your addiction. Below are a few common unhealthy and healthy coping mechanisms. Now is the time to make appropriate lifestyle changes, to help you get and stay sober. Also, If you need help with addiction and recovery, contact First Step Rehab.

Can First Step Rehab help me with addiction

Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

  • Denial
  • Avoidance
  • Staying ridiculously busy
  • Rationalization

If you are guilty of any of these common unhealthy coping mechanisms, it might be time to reevaluate your lifestyle.

Healthy Coping Mechanisms

In order to be successful in your recovery, you must make significant lifestyle changes. Therefore, It’s also crucial to start practicing healthy coping mechanisms. Also, what works for one individual might not work for another. So, It’s important to try different tactics to see what will work for you and your life. Some healthy ways to cope include, Exercise, Deep Breathing, Meditation, talking it out, Being positive, and Journaling.

First Step Rehab

So, fight back against your addiction with 1st Step Behavioral Health’s help. The right resources and treatment help you conquer addiction and embrace lifelong recovery. So, our available treatment methods available include:

  • Art and music therapy
  • Talk therapy
  • Group and family therapy
  • Relapse treatment
  • Holistic therapies

So, at 1st Step Behavioral Health in Pompano Beach, Florida, you’ll find freedom from addiction. Start conquering your addiction today by contacting us today.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.