Addiction Is Like Other Chronic Lifestyle-related Illnesses
People with heart disease strive to live a “heart-healthy” lifestyle to lower their relapse risk. Stabilizing the initial heart-attack is the beginning of changes in diet, exercise, stress-man agent, work, friendship, and family activities.
The same is true of chemical addiction. Once we have an addictive-life crises we need to strive to live a “sobriety/responsibility health” lifestyle. Detoxing and stabilizing from the initial addictive crisis is not enough. To avoid relapse we must learn a serious of skills that will help us to change in was that support meaningful and comfortable sobriety and provides effective tools and support for managing the stress and dysfunction that cab lead back into addictive use