Sometimes, emotional or physical pain can feel like it’s defeating us. In times of high stress, many people turn to alcohol and other harmful drugs to cope with the trauma. However, these are fleeting, momentary solutions and will not help you deal with your pain longterm or even help you process the source of the pain. We encourage you this week to research better ways for coping with emotional and physical distress. Find a well-reviewed therapist in your area. Take up a hiking habit and enjoy the fall colors. Focus on good self-care and healthy habits. We know you can do it!
Binge drinking (5 or more drinks in a 2 hour period for men, 4 or more drinks during the same period for women) can lead to alcohol poisoning (which can be fatal) along with other issues.
It can be easy to give into temptation and binge on alcohol when at a party with friends or in another social setting where drinking is commonplace. Just remember to rethink the drink when you are in those situations. Choose a mocktail instead of an alcoholic drink! Try a new soda or tea. Just because you’re out with friends doesn’t mean you have to imbibe.
We believe in you! Stay strong this week.
This week, we want to inspire you to reminisce on all the ways avoiding alcohol and other drugs has helped you in your life! Have you been able to be healthier? Do more with your closest friends and loved ones? Have you learned how to care for yourself in ways that aren’t self-destructive? We are with you on your path, and we support you!!
This week, we want to encourage you to be wise in your use of opioids (under a doctor’s supervision) and also to avoid marijuana use. You can do it! We believe in you!
This week, we want to encourage you that, even if you’re just starting out on a journey of sobriety or of avoiding alcohol and other harmful drugs, you are deserving of celebrating a victory! You’ve got this! Stay strong and take things one day at a time. One hour. One minute.