Managing Anxiety in Sobriety

According to a survey published in 2014 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an estimated 7.9 million Americans live with addiction and a co-occurring mental health disorder. The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a significant toll on our mental health and impacting sobriety with headlines indicating significant spikes in anxiety, alcohol and drug use. If you’re looking to manage your anxiety in sobriety, the following tips may help.

AA Virtual Meetings

NA Virtual Meetings

Southern Fox Valley AA Meetings

Naperville/Bolingbrook AA Meetings

Glen Ellyn/West Chicago/Warrenville/Wheaton/Winfield AA Meetings

Downers Grove/Hinsdale/Burr Ridge/Darien/Westmont/Clarendon Hills/Oak Brook AA Meetings

10-minute HIIT Workout

8 Relaxing Exercises that will Release Tension

13 Body-Burning Moves That Require No Weights

How to do Deep Breathing

How to do Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Mantras for Anxiety

Positive Thinking Quotes

Gratitude Challenge

Inspirational Sobriety Quotes

Change the World by Making your Bed – William McRaven, US Navy Admiral

Wisdom of a 3rd Grade Dropout will Change your Life –  Rick Rigsby

The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown

All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes – Andy Puddicombe

Lessons from the Mental Hospital – Glennon Doyle

At Counseling Works, we have therapists who are trained in treating anxiety and addictions. Call us today if you need additional support!

Written By: Heather Blanck, LPC

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