Holistic care is what you want when trying to recover from any addiction—whether it be alcohol, regulated drugs and other related issues, including eating and behavioural disorders. People turn to drugs, alcohol, gambling, binge eating, etc., when they feel the need for escape and oftentimes, low self-esteem, shame and trauma is to blame— at least in some level, if not entirely. This is why, addressing low self-esteem problems is also important to keep a recovering addict on the path to recovery.
Statistics show that 40 to 60 percent of drug addicts fall into relapse. However, studies also show that the risk of relapse and slips can be greatly reduced by building self-esteem, along with making adjustments to other behavioural issues that are contributing to the addiction. Recovering self-confidence requires addressing four common factors—instability, insignificance, immorality, and stress—which are believed to be the major cause of low self-esteem not only the in UK, but also all over the world.
To recover confidence during your stay in a UK rehabilitation centre, ask your counsellor for a tailored program that can help you deal with these feelings. Negative feelings can be addressed through different types of behavioural . The best rehab facilities know how to detect these underlying problems through thorough assessment of a client's case during the initial stages of the process and throughout their entire journey to recovery.
Low self-esteem is much easier to beat when negative feelings are recognised. As with other behavioural issues, there are warning signs to watch out for when you suspect your recovering loved one is suffering from lack of self-confidence. This may include fits of anger, depressed mood, obsession with hygiene and appearance, change in behaviour or mood swings, and sudden agoraphobia (anxiety). These behaviours may also indicate other behavioural issues, which is why it is important to consult a therapist about behavioural changes—especially when they are sudden—to make sure that proper therapies are employed to address the real problem.
Self-esteem problems can often be addressed through cognitive-behavioural approaches and other non –cognitive therapies including music and equine therapy. Typically, therapists can help clients work out and identify the inner causes of their emotional turmoil, and then set goals that will make them feel empowered and in control of their situation. These kinds of therapies allow you to shed negative feelings and focus thoughts on recovery and regaining normal life.
About the Author:-
This article is written by Dale Conlon, who is associated with One40. is a culmination of all expertise, dedication, compassion, and experience they have gained over the years and enables them to offer clients comprehensive individually tailored addiction and disorder day treatment programmes in a tranquil, conducive environment.