Avoiding Relapse

Recovery starts with staying away from alcohol. Abstinence is the beginning of a quality life.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 13, 2003 18:54 IST
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Recovery starts with staying away from alcohol. Abstinence is the starting point. It should be followed by improvements in the quality of life. Otherwise relapse is certain.

See if you can take charge of every aspect of your life. Here are a few tips:

Physical

Take care of your health.

Adopt good eating habits. Eat a high protein diet.

Do relaxation exercises.

Get regular sleep.

Behavioural

Get to work on time.

Take up responsibilities and get to managing them.

Have a structured working day.

Social

Spend time with family and friends.

Accept social roles.

Psychological

Build your self-esteem. You do not need a prop like alcohol to face the world.

Give importance to values like honesty and affection.

Spiritual

Deep down you must have positive thought about life and society.

Try meditation. Or prayer. Each has helped many.

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)

First Published: Jun 13, 2003 18:54 IST