Drug addiction is a disease in which behaviors cannot be controlled, although some people (mistakenly) believe it is a choice. Fortunately, there are many different techniques for dealing with an addiction.
Some professionals use group therapy, an effective form of intervention because it allows the person to have a support group where they can take refuge. Likewise, this circle serves as a safe place without prejudice where the person can feel good enough to express themselves freely and be motivated to change.
Therapeutic writing also works well. In addition, more and more people are using it because it helps the patient to become aware of his situation, while being able to express what he is not able to say orally.
Psychotherapy is another of the processes that ultimately help us overcome addictions. It is crucial that a bond of trust is created between the psychologist and the patient, otherwise it will not be effective.
However, all of the therapeutic resources we want to talk about are Relaxation techniques applied to addictions.
Relaxation techniques applied to cases of addiction
Anxiety is one of the fastest growing factors for addiction to drugs or any other substance.. Feeling overwhelmed and not knowing where to go out leads you to an unpleasant state where you take advantage of everything to not have that feeling.
This is why it is essential to be able to control anxiety, so as not to reach that state in which you need to consume. The same goes for addictions that do not convey implicit substances.
However, there are many methods and procedures that can be used as relaxation techniques, all of which are intended to learn how to be relaxed and significantly reduce anxiety and distress. Here we will talk about some methods, which are the most widely used today.
1. Breathing techniques
Certainly, breathing techniques are very effective in achieving the desired level of relaxation. The person using them will be lying comfortably and their stomach on a surface that is not uncomfortable. The assistant should then make you understand how you breathe naturally and then give you information.
In this way, the patient will begin to breathe more calmly and more relaxed, and she will move on to her personal situation, feeling calmer than at the beginning.
The best thing is that once you have learned this technique, it is applicable to any situation.. It can be used in case of withdrawal syndrome or simply, in case of restlessness for any reason.
2. Meditation techniques
Meditation is another technique that has proven to be effective. Although it encompasses a lot of things that we will not highlight here, we can say that what it does is calm our mind, something we do by stopping resisting what we think.
We learn to accept what’s in us, and we don’t struggle with it. It is something like improving our consciousness and observing our inner world without intervening in it.
Therefore, the patient should pay close attention to how he feels and what he thinks, without resisting.
Do Relaxation Techniques Really Help With Addiction?
Well yes, and this is the experience that we have in Fromm Well-being. Additionally, there are studies that support its positive effects including, for example, better digestion, lower anger level, lower blood sugar levels, or better focus and state of mind.
Learning these techniques helps you prevent cravings, as well as act better in those situations that can trigger consumption.