Mental Health Check During Times of Stress
Stress, whether from daily life or from unexpected stressors like COVID-19, can take a toll on your sleep and mental health. Some people have turned to drinking alcohol or using sleep aids as a way to cope with anxiety about the unpredictable. However, holistic approaches can help promote better sleep and improve mental health without turning to substances.
Ways of reducing stress and improving sleep that don’t involve drinking or sleep aids include:
- Taking deep breaths
- Eating healthy meals
If you have come to rely on drinking as a way to cope with stress, it can be difficult to cut back — even if you want to. This can cause further stress and lead to a snowball effect. Fortunately, help for alcohol addiction is available.
Finding Help for Substance Abuse in Florida
If you or a loved one struggle with alcohol, you do not have to fight your addiction alone. Our professional medical staff at The Recovery Village at Baptist Health are experts in treating alcohol use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. We offer alcohol detox services, inpatient and outpatient rehab to help you address your reliance on alcohol. Contact us today to learn more about individualized recovery programs that can help you start living a healthier, alcohol-free life.
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