The following are just ideas that some members have found to be especially helpful for dealing with the problems encountered in withdrawal.
"This relaxation technique is best done lying down, but can be done in a sitting position, on a chair. I've found it helps me to do this every morning as I lie still just after waking up, and every evening right before I go to bed. The more times you can do it, obviously, the better.
Progressive muscle relaxation helps your body relax by releasing built-up tension in your muscle fibers and is a handy practice any time you feel high anxiety coming on. It's a good idea to let at least 15-30 seconds pass between each flexing-and-releasing exercise.
1. Press your tongue against the roof or your move and look skyward. Hold for 10 seconds, then release.
(The arm muscles can be done one side at a time, or both sides simultaneously.)
10. Flex your pecs (chest muscles) by holding your elbows into your side, exhaling, and placing your hands together over your belly, as if in prayer. Hold for then seconds, then release.
(The leg muscles can be done one side at a time, or both sides simultaneously.)
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Last updated 22 July 2015