Having healthy coping mechanisms to get you through difficult times can keep you out of fight-or-flight and help you remain in control of your life. Managing stress can be difficult for anyone, and many people may turn to drugs or alcohol to numb unpleasant feelings. Getting cognitive-behavioral therapy can provide you with healthy coping mechanisms that you can do on your own without the need for drugs or alcohol. Solution Based Treatment & Detox in Murrieta, CA offers comprehensive mental health and addiction recovery services. Find out more about our programs today by contacting us online or calling 833.999.1941.
Importance of Healthy Coping Mechanisms
While change and loss can be challenging to get through, there are things within your control that you can do to stabilize yourself in times of uncertainty or grief. When someone gets stuck in a negative thought spiral, just battling internal thoughts and emotions can take all their energy. Taking yourself out of these negative mindsets can take some effort. However, there are always caring and nonjudgmental mental health professionals who are committed to your wellness.
Managing stress generally comes down to two different types of coping: solution-focused and emotion-focused strategies. Solution-focused coping strategies include:
- Identifying what about your situation is causing stress
- Identifying what about your situation is under your control
- Taking actions towards improving the situation
Sometimes, however, the emotions themselves may overwhelm you to the point of feeling unable to act. When this happens, you can try emotion-focused coping strategies, which include:
- Identifying what emotions you are feeling
- Writing down how you feel and why
- Grounding yourself in your surroundings through deep breaths, drinking water, or taking a walk
- Talking to a friend or family member who cares
Solution Based Treatment & Detox’s dual diagnosis programs offer a lifeline of support for those dealing with unhealthy coping mechanisms. Find out more about our full-service mental health and addiction rehab programs today.
Learn Healthy Coping Skills at SBT&D
Stagnating in low moods can affect your ability to accomplish what you want to do and to connect with people you love. When alcohol or drugs are used as a way to self-medicate, you may only find yourself with more problems than you started out with.
At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, our multidisciplinary team is committed to helping clients learn coping skills they can take with them for the rest of their lives. Our addiction counseling services include individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. In an individual counseling session, clients can:
- Work together with a compassionate therapist to uncover any beliefs or perceptions that are driving unhealthy behaviors
- Record thoughts, feelings, and related events, and work to re-frame them to better match reality
- Practice healthy coping strategies repeatedly so you can form healthy habits in how you respond to stress
At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, our team understands that stress, triggers, and relapse are common to experience in rehab. That’s why we support every client in taking things at their own pace to find long-term recovery. Addiction can be much easier to battle when mental health is also cared for comprehensively and compassionately.
Let SBT&D Help You Rediscover Your Inner Power
When someone can believe in their own ability to impact their circumstances positively, they have a strong locus of control. Getting in touch with your locus of control and focusing on the actions and changes you are in control of can make all the difference in beating addiction. At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, our team wants every client to feel empowered and able to deal with daily worries and fears. Reach out to our specialists today to learn more about addiction counseling. Contact us online or call 833.999.1941.