Addiction is a complex disease. It impacts every part of your life. As you work on getting the help you need in treatment, you may start to move back into your daily life with a fresh new look. Yet, there will be intense, stressful times. Balancing work stress and recovery, for example, can seem challenging. At Crestview Recovery, we aim to give you the tools and resources you need to balance both work stress and recovery as you ease back into your routine.
Work Stress and Recovery
Many people with addiction develop their condition from the inability to manage stress effectively. Work-related stress is one example. If you are facing pressure from your boss or struggling to get work completed to the level expected, your stress is going to escalate. If you do not learn about balancing work stress and recovery, though, you could put yourself at risk for relapse. To avoid this, you need to have a strategy in place.
Secure Treatment You Need
If you need drug or alcohol treatment, get it from a licensed, experienced therapist. During your individual therapy for drug and alcohol addiction at Crestview Recovery, you will work with your therapist to understand what is frustrating you and what can be done about it. In each of our treatment plans, you will be able to gain insight into your stress and learn to manage it. This includes the following programs:
- Partial hospitalization treatment (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Traditional outpatient treatment
- Mental health therapist in Portland OR
- Rehab aftercare support
- Telehealth intensive outpatient treatment program
At each step, we will help you find the balance you need to manage life and recovery. You will learn strategies for dealing with relationships, stress, and self-confidence along the way.
Create Work-Life Balance
One of the most important elements of balancing work stress and recovery is giving your brain the ability to step away from the problem. If you are constantly worried about work, your stress is going to be hard to manage. However, by creating more of a break between work and the rest of your life, you give yourself that mental break you need. You can do this by:
- Leaving work at work
- Not answering emails or texts after work
- Turning off your phone for a few hours a day.
- Getting regular sleep
- Meditating or finding other ways to focus attention on non-work tasks
Be Clear and Open
When you are at work, communicate with your employer about what’s happening with you, to the level you are comfortable sharing. It is important to speak up when you are faced with complications or when you feel your work requirements are not fair. When stress is building, find an escape that allows you to step away from the situation for a few minutes. Most importantly, if the job is always going to be high stress, it may be time to look for a new role so you can manage both your job and a healthy lifestyle.
Help from Crestview
Finding the right way to manage your recovery can seem overwhelming, and balancing work stress and recovery can seem impossible if you try to do it on your own. You do not have to do that. Instead, work with our team of professionals at Crestview Recovery. Learn more about the solutions we can offer to you to start the recovery process with support after you have completed holistic drug rehab therapy. Call 866.262.0531 today to learn more.