Stress plagues nearly everyone at some point or another. Even so, some people face more stress than what they can reasonably cope with. In April, we’ll observe Stress Awareness Month to help shine a light on those needing an anxiety treatment program. Here’s some background about this observance and what you might expect from it this year.
About Stress Awareness Month
The Health Resource Network (HRN) sponsors this event, which was first launched in 1992. During Stress Awareness Month, mental and medical healthcare professionals team up to provide awareness about anxiety, its causes, and cures.
According to HRN, stress in our society has now reached epidemic levels. Anxiety also makes it more likely that someone will self-medicate by using drugs or alcohol. Many affected by stress could benefit from a meditation therapy program like the one offered at Pillars Recovery.
Stress and Addiction
A common theme around Stress Awareness Month involves the connection between anxiety and addiction. Stress has long been a contributing factor to substance abuse. Research shows that stressful life experiences such as childhood trauma make it more likely that someone will later abuse drugs or alcohol.
Many people also begin using drugs at the same time they encounter a stressful life event such as a divorce. You may have initially started using drugs or alcohol to temporarily dull your pain. Now you find you simply cannot function without them. You may even experience more stress when you are unable to use your preferred substance.
The Effects on Relapse
Stress might also make it more likely someone will relapse. It’s easy to remain sober when things are going good. But when unforeseen circumstances arise, you might then face temptation and begin using again. So even if you are feeling fine now, learning to manage stress is the key to achieving long-term sobriety.
Top-Notch Programs at Pillars Recovery for Stress Awareness Month
Let Stress Awareness Month be your reminder to continue managing your mental health and recovery. Those facing stress could benefit from our many treatment programs, which include:
- Individual and group therapy
- Family therapy
- Marriage counseling
- Art therapy
- Acupuncture treatment
- Recreational therapy
Our secluded setting in Orange County, California provides the perfect environment for you to relax in. Our residents find the homelike settings-complete with private patios-put them more at ease so that stress is no longer an issue.
What’s more, we ensure your complete comfort by providing men’s only treatment in Newport Beach and women’s only programs in Laguna Beach. We find that gender-segregated treatment provides you the best possible environment in which to achieve sobriety.
Contact us for Help Battling Stress and Addiction
You don’t have to wait until Stress Awareness Month to seek help. At Pillars Recovery, we are always ready to help people combat their anxiety and overcome anxiety. Get started today by calling 8667820247.