Naveen Kiran Counseling and Drug Rehabilitation Centre recently organized a Drug Awareness progamme
During the programme the patients undergoing treatment performed a play, song and puppet show for the guests .present. Through their performances, the patients exhibited the will power to overcome their weakness and gave a message about staying away from drug addiction.
The main aim behind organising the drug awareness programme was to help those facing addiction on the need for a spiritual therapy based on the 12-Step Recovery programme.
Some of the patients stated that the main problems faced after getting addicted to drugs was lack of confidence, depression, lethargy, hopelessness & pre-mature death. But as they were recovering through the therapy, they were gaining confidence to start meaningful spiritual life and in the process eliminating their obsession for drugs or alcohol.
The Road to Recovery-Controlling Triggers & Avoiding Cravings
Becoming sober & completing a drug abuse rehabilitation program are among the first major steps in the recovery process, but once you are sober, you will need to essentially retrain your brain to want to avoid drugs. Thinking that you can leave a course of recovery and be completely “craving-free” is a lofty goal, and one that not everyone can achieve.
Still, if you can recognize the warning signs of an impending relapse and stay steadfast in your resolve, you can often keep from falling back into bad habits. One of the most effective ways to manage your cravings involves making a concerted effort to avoid the people, environments and scenarios that act as triggers for you. Ideally, you should take the following steps to keep your cravings under control and reduce your triggers:
- Distancing yourself from your old drug or drinking buddies
- Avoiding bars and clubs where drug and alcohol use is prominent
- Being honest about your drug abuse history when talking to doctors or other healthcare providers about your health.
- Acting cautiously when acceptingprescription drugs from your doctor.