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Doctor insights on: Types Of Coping Mechanisms For Drug Addicts

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What are positive coping mechanisms?

What are positive coping mechanisms?

Coping methods : There are many - good self care that includes proper sleep, activity and hobbies, and overall healthy eating. With regard to work, achieving a good work-life balance as far as time. Other self care tips include, having good social support, continued personal development and learning (ie, taking a class in something fun interesting). Consider looking up models of holistic wellness for more ideas. ...Read more

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What are the common natural disasters coping mechanisms?

What are the common natural disasters coping mechanisms?

Depends: on what you are asking! In "general" when people are in natural disasters they are in shock. There is fear/anxiety, and grief. There are many ways people cope in response to disasters, and I would suggest going to FEMA.org for more info. People who have a disaster plan in advance will do better coping than those that do not, so like they say in the Boy Scouts, "Be prepared!" ...Read more

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What are some healthy coping mechanisms to replace self harming?

What are some healthy coping mechanisms to replace self harming?

Self harming: First, give yourself credit in having the ability to change your life in positive ways. You really can. Stay away from alcohol & drugs -- these affect your ability to make healthy decisions. When tempted to self-injure, reach out to a friend, contact a support group, or use relaxation/calm breathing methods. Dbt therapy may help - work w/therapist & get dbt skills workbook by mckay (see photo). ...Read more

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What are some healthy coping mechanisms for anxiety and stress/life in general?

What are some healthy coping mechanisms for anxiety and stress/life in general?

Healthy Habits: Like most things - anxiety and stress can be improved by getting good sleep, exercising, eating a reasonable diet, making time for leisure, spending time with others. For more significant anxiety problems you could consider talking to a therapist and or the use of anti-anxiety medications if the symptoms do not respond to less intense interventions. ...Read more

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What to if I am scared of having a general anaesthetic. Any coping mechanisms?

What to if I am scared of having a general anaesthetic. Any coping mechanisms?

Discuss with doctor: The best advice is probably to discuss your concerns in detail with your anesthesiologist. The vast majority of anesthetics are extremely safe and have no significant adverse reactions. There are a variety of mechanisms which have been described as having some value reducing anxiety including relaxation tapes and meditation. ...Read more

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Please tell me the common natural disasters prevention and coping mechanisms?

Academics: This sounds like a school project- it would not be right for me to complete somebody's assignment for them. ...Read more

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What is it about anxiety that causes derealization and depersonlation and what if any is a good coping mechanism? Really weird feeling. . Thanks

What is it about anxiety that causes derealization and depersonlation and what if any is a good coping mechanism?  Really weird feeling. . Thanks

Looking for normal: The brain wants to feel good. Anxiety creates struggle which the brain tries to solve, often by trying to hide away from disturbing thoughts. Thus the derealization and depersonalization. Find a comfortable place to sit and breathe deeply, being with the feeling.. Remember feelings come and go. Imagine breathing out the bad feeling and breathing in a good one. Let go of the struggle just be. ...Read more

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I'm having a hard time sleeping. A few nights ago i tried taking a hot bath to sleep but it only woke me up. What are some coping mechanism to sleep?

I'm having a hard time sleeping. A few nights ago i tried taking a hot bath to sleep but it only woke me up. What are some coping mechanism to sleep?

Good Sleep hygine: Consists of not taking naps, not exercising 2 hours prior to getting to sleep , not eating heavy food close to sleeping time , avoiding caffeinated beverages in the afternoon , avoiding alcohol , going to the bathroom and emptying your bladder so that you do not have to wake up later on . Avoid certain habits like watching tv , using electronic gadgets including cell phones in bed ...Read more

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What can be done for substance abuse as a coping mechanism for depression?

What can be done for substance abuse as a coping mechanism for depression?

Treat the depression: Traditionally if someone had both addiction and depression, we treated the addiction first. However if someone is abusing drugs as an attempt to self medicate, it makes sense to treat what is primary. Getting help for depression may be most helpful. ...Read more

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