5 Ways to Avoid the Clutches of Drug and Alcohol Addiction\r\n \r\n\r\n1. Cope with stress in healthy ways\r\n\r\nMany people begin using drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the daily stresses of life. This temporary fix leads users down a dangerous road of constantly needing more to soothe their pain, stress, and tension. Implementing alternative coping methods like exercise, meditation, prayer can help reduce stress in a healthy way.\r\n\r\n2. Spend time in counseling or therapy\r\nLife is full of highs and lows. It\u2019s very common for people to feel symptoms of depression that can be difficult to understand and find a solution for. Using drug and alcohol to self medicate these issues is not a satisfying solution. Seeking a mental healthy professional to work through your problems with is both beneficial and rewarding. Identifying issues stemming from the past, or the present can help prevent the need to cope with drugs, alcohol, or other unhealthy addictions.\r\n\r\n3. Pursue things in life that make you happy.\r\nFinding a healthy balance in life is crucial to happiness. Oftentimes, work becomes the focus of our daily lives and can leave us feeling empty and overwhelmed. Maintaining relationships, healthy hobbies, and extracurricular activities outside of work will help maintain a life balance that is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle free of drug and alcohol addiction.\r\n\r\n4. Find a passion that you deeply care about.\r\nFinding a passion in life motivates people to live purposefully and fulfilled. Find something that you care deeply about\u2014whether it\u2019s your local church, an organization or cause, a social issue, people group, sports team, etc.\r\n\r\n5. Be aware of your family\u2019s health history and any predispositions for drug and alcohol addiction.\r\nPredispositions for drug and alcohol addiction and generational family addiction are genetic. Do some research on your family history and determine if you are at risk. Even the smallest amounts of drugs or alcohol may have an effect if your family has a history of drug and alcohol addiction. Be aware of these issues and make decisions based on what is best for you.\r\n\r\nFamilial addiction history doesn\u2019t mean you\u2019re doomed to be an addict. There are treatment options for you whether preventative or for a current drug and alcohol addiction.\r\n\r\n \r\nDrug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Options\r\nIf you are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, or find yourself using unhealthy coping methods, Beaches Recovery is here to help you get over the hump. We offer inpatient care, transitional living, sober living and individual\/group therapy. Our medical professionals understand your unique needs and will help you assess the appropriate addiction treatment for you.\r\n\r\nRehabilitating your life through Beaches Recovery will easily be one of the best decision you've ever made. We can help you eradicate the negative behavioral patterns that may have spawned your addiction and help you fight against relapse.\u00a0We celebrate the successful recoveries of our patients daily. Don't let your drug and alcohol addiction hold you back any longer. Get started with the life you deserve with professional adddiction treatment at Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida (FL).