Benzodiazepines and alcohol go hand in hand. They are both psychoactive chemicals that affect the brain very similarly. They are central nervous system depressants that can be extremely sedating when ingested. Accordingly, the relapse prevention plan isn’t vastly different and just like alcohol, stopping benzodiazepines cold turkey can be deadly. A key component to preventing relapse is developing a plan.
Develop a Benzodiazepine Relapse Prevention Plan:
- Ask for help: No one can do it by themselves. You need support, so focus on developing and USING your network, whether it be a sponsor or other friends in recovery.
- Pursue new activities or hobbies, seek out employment, and stay busy in recovery! Get to a meeting, and get involved in the fellowship.
- Make sure you take the time to recharge- whether this means meditation, getting more sleep, or just finding something that centers and relaxes you, you cannot stay sober if you don’t take proper care of your body and mind.
- Make sure you are eating well-rounded, nutritional meals, and trying to exercise regularly. These simple actions can naturally improve mood and energy levels, and help to restore the imbalances developed in addiction.
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