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Coping Skills

Developing Positive Coping Skills for Sobriety

Drug abuse and addiction are serious issues that affect millions of people each year. Even for those who have completed drug and alcohol addiction treatment, living in sobriety can be challenging. In order to remain sober once they’ve completed treatment, individuals must cultivate positive coping skills for dealing with the hardships of life. Among other things, Serenity Lodge in California will teach Clients these five positive coping skills.

The Importance of Physical Activity

Exercise is important for overall health and well-being. Strenuous physical activities can also reduce stress. Keeping stress under control is an important part of keeping cravings at bay since stress can trigger a relapse.

Prayer or Meditation

Meditating can effectively lower stress levels and make individuals feel more confident in their ability to remain sober. While not everyone is spiritual in nature, meditation is an act of being present in the moment and conscious of current surroundings. Whether spiritually inclined or not, all Clients at Serenity Lodge can reap the benefits of meditation.


Many people find writing to be a cathartic experience that brings them emotional relief. In some instances, writing can also bring closure. As such, writing can be among the positive coping skills you use to ensure that you remain sober. Whether you’re writing to other people or simply as a way to put your feelings down on paper, it has the ability to clear your mind and reduce stress.

Learning to Feel

Many people in addiction recovery abused specific substances to numb painful or overwhelming feelings. While they felt this was effective at the time, numbness isn’t an effective coping mechanism. With proper support and quality addiction therapy, you can learn to feel all of your emotions and handle them in a productive manner that leads to continued success.

Creating a Support Network

No one has the desire to go through the difficult parts of life alone. We all desire loving relationships that enable us to connect with others. A beneficial support network can consist of professional counselors, positive peer role models, and loved ones who have your best interests at heart. In particular, family counseling can help those closest to you learn how to support you through difficult times without enabling you.

Develop Positive Coping Skills at Quality Rehabilitation Center

Seeking high-quality addiction treatment programs can set you up for long-term success toward sobriety and a fulfilling life overall. Serenity Lodge is a spiritually-oriented drug rehabilitation facility where both Men can learn the coping mechanisms they need to conquer addiction. Our 22-acre grounds provide a serene environment conducive to creating change. In addition to proven addiction therapy approaches, we also offer various amenities, which include:

  • 1,500 square foot fitness center
  • Movie theatre
  • Recording studio
  • Sauna and pool
  • Golf and racquetball
  • Yoga therapy

As you prepare for the journey ahead, remember that you don’t have to let addiction control your life. You can overcome your addiction by seeking treatment at a quality rehabilitation facility. Contact Serenity Lodge today at (855) 932-4045  to find out how we can help you get started on the road to drug and alcohol recovery.

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