Finding ways to cope with stress while in rehabs in NJ for drugs or alcohol is important for your health. Everyday stress doesn’t just weigh heavy on the mind, but has some unpleasant physical effects on the body, as well.
Parts of the body negatively impacted by stress include:
Heart – The heart will begin to pound to send blood around the body. The racing heartbeat and high blood pressure can lead to stroke or heart attack.
Blood – In times of distress, the body prepares for physical trauma. Blood thickens to help the heart carry more oxygen, fight infection, and prepare to stop possible bleeding. Unfortunately, the heart has to work even harder to thicken blood.
Lungs – Your air passages dilate when stressed. Breathing becomes more intense as the body tries to provide more oxygen to feed an increased blood supply. Super-oxygenated blood can lead to blackouts and upset heart rhythms.
Muscles – During moments of stress, muscles will tense in anticipation of action. Ongoing muscle tension leads to aches and pains.
Digestion – As blood is diverted elsewhere, the mouth goes dry to avoid adding extra fluids to the stomach. Shutdown can lead to stomach problems and increase in stomach acidity that contributes to ulcers.
Coping With Stress Within Rehabs in NJ
At the Discovery Institute of New Jersey, we employ a staff of experienced therapists who understand that when patients come to Discovery, they may be struggling with a myriad of issues, such as unemployment, strained family relationships, broken romantic relationships, histories of trauma or abuse, and little to no healthy coping mechanisms. Our therapists are not only skilled and trained at addressing these issues clinically, they approach them with compassion.
Our goal at the Discovery Institute is to help our patients work through stressful aspects of their lives that may fuel addictive behaviors and help them to create new, healthy patterns of living that will support them in lifelong recovery from addiction and alcoholism. Contact us for the healing treatment and the day to day coping mechanisms you seek.