Man throughout the ages has been involved in various activities in order to satisfy many wants that surround his life. These activities in some instances do not go well resulting in too much thinking. The deep thinking leads to stress which over time can lead to distress. Due to the distress, many people turn into abusing of drugs such as marijuana and alcohol, which end up damaging their brains. With intervention of medical experts, victims of drug abuse have been treated and put under medical programs to help them heal their brains. However, in some cases these patients find themselves back into their former situations of drug abuse due to relapsing effects. Therefore, managing stress and relapse is important for the healing process of the brain.
Stress occurs when an individual over-thinks about certain issue or objects, and can be managed in several ways. The first one is regular exercising. Moderate exercises such as walking help to reduce stress and boost the healing of the brain. Relaxation is another effective way of reducing stress. Individuals use relaxation techniques such as sitting down, breathing gently but deep and avoiding thinking or five minutes. This technique is very useful in reducing stress. Eating well balanced diet is also essential. Our brains require sufficient energy for thinking and recovering from any damages. Regular use of junk foods denies our brains such energy. It is also important to sleep and rest. Our brains need certain amounts of quality sleep, which helps it in functioning normally and also healing. These ways are vital in dealing with stress that can lead to drug abuse that is very harmful to our brains.
Relapse is the process of going back into drug use after a certain period of deliberate cleanness and sobriety. Many people recovering from the effects of drug abuse focus back into the old days where they used to abuse the drugs. Hence, they start finding difficulties in following their recovery programs and even ignore asking for any medical help. These people however, should not be blamed but helped to deal with their situations.
There are many warning signs that indicate relapsing or could lead to relapse. First is hanging with old friends who are still using the drugs. These friends are capable of influencing us to join them back in drug abuse. Another sign is failure to follow the medical plans. The victims of drug abuse find it hard to continue following the medical therapy. Individuals also set unrealistic goals.
The victims also try to avoid dealing with problems affecting them. Other warning signs include constant boredom, keeping drugs in the house for no reason, difficulties in relationships, isolation, and obsessive behaviors among others. Individuals exhibiting such signs ought to be taken care of and helped to avoid relapsing. Using drugs when the brain is in the process of recovering is dangerous since it leads to further damages of the brain, which may end up making the damages irreparable.
Healing is an ongoing process. It is important for individuals to know and understand their disorders in order to be capable of dealing with them. When an individual realizes the causes and the effects of stress in his or her life, they can resolve to ways of managing stress other than engaging in the drug abuse. These ways include eating a well balance diet, moderate exercising, using relaxation techniques, and sleeping well. On the case of falling into drug addiction, the rehabilitation process is important. The victims are put on a medical recovery program to help their brains heal from the damages caused by the use of drugs. In some cases the victims think back and return to their old habits of abusing drugs. This occurs due to mental weaknesses. Such individuals and society at large should closely monitor for any relapse warning signs and take immediate actions. These signs include hanging with old friends who are still on drugs, quitting medical programs, obsessive behaviors, setting of unrealistic goals among others. These methods of managing stress and relapse if carefully followed will help in the healing of damages caused to the brain.