Ignoring stress detours steps to recovery

- Thursday, June 24, 2010

The researchers found that how addicts cope with stress—either by working through a problem or avoiding it—is a strong predictor of whether they will experience cravings when faced with stress and negative mood.

“Whether you avoid problems or analyze problems not only makes a big difference in your life but also has a powerful impact on someone who has worked hard to stay away from alcohol and other drugs,” explains Cleveland.

“When faced with stress, addicts who have more adaptive coping skills appear to have a better chance of staying in recovery.”

via futurity.org