7 Ways to Help You Avoid a Relapse

February 23, 2017

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After you’ve overcome an addiction, it can be hard to not to let it take over your life once again. Here are a few tips that can help you stay clean after recovery:

  • Make new friends.
  • Reach out to your support system.
  • Stay away from friends and locations (bars, clubs, etc.) that might cause you to start using again.
  • If applicable, take your medication regularly.
  • Avoid stressors or find other ways to relieve your stress.
  • Distract yourself with other things.
  • Return to rehab if the urges get to be too much.

Unable to avoid giving into your urges? Contact Addiction Exchange for help. Dr. Daniel Warsaw Minerva specializes in drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction. Let him help you find the path to success.