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My Coping Strategies

This is a list of coping strategies that was originally created by Matt - a benzo survivor. It is a list that is being added to by other survivors, so over time it will be a comprehensive collection of ideas from individuals.

The majority of the symptoms experienced in withdrawal are physical and they go away with time. Coping techniques will not make the withdrawal symptoms go away but they may make the symptoms easier to tolerate. There is no one-way to cope with drug withdrawal. Each personís withdrawal is unique and each person is unique in the techniques from which they might benefit. The following are just ideas that some of the Yahoo Benzo group members have found to be especially helpful for dealing with the problems encountered in withdrawal.

Acceptance

Abdominal Breathing

Chewing Gum

Cooling Off

Counting to 10

Deep Breathing

Distraction

Dog Walking

Help

Hydration

Exercise

Exposure Therapy

Friends

Massage

Meditation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Self Talk

Simplify

Small Meals

Structure

Thought Ignoring

Walking

Yoga

 

 

 

Disclaimer:  The information contained in this website was not compiled by a doctor or anyone with medical training. The advice contained herein should not be substituted for the advice of a physician who is well-informed in the subject matter discussed. Before making any decisions about your health or treatment you should always confer with your physician and it is always assumed that you will do so.

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Last updated 22 July 2015