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Strategies for Success in Hormonal Therapy

The singular goal of Hormonal Therapy at The Orchid is exceedingly simple: to teach women in recovery how to handle their physical and emotional symptoms related to menstruation and menopause without relapsing on drugs and alcohol. The primary question of everything in life after drug and alcohol addiction is its effect on sobriety. Hormonal shifts can challenge those in recovery and is often the cause of relapse. Due to this fact, we have created an innovative program at The Orchid called Hormonal Therapy that addresses the ways that menstruation and menopause affect women and provides them with the guidance and advice they need to be successful in recovery.

If you would like to learn more about our unique Hormonal Therapy program or if you are interested in enrolling in our drug addiction treatment program here at The Orchid, contact us today.

Hormonal Therapy Success Starts with Monthly Monitoring

If you don’t know what’s happening to your body, you can’t be expected to predict when changes will begin or know how to handle it when they do. Menstruation, peri-menopause, menopause, post-menopause – these are inevitabilities for every woman in recovery. You will certainly experience them whether or not you are prepared and preparation starts with monthly trackers. Notice the days of the month when you start your menstrual period, the days you experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, and the days that they go away. Note, too, the symptoms themselves. Do you experience irritability, bloating, cramps,

Hormonal Therapy Success Means Taking Care of Yourself

There are a number of things that you can do to mitigate the symptoms of PMS, peri-menopause and menopause that will help you keep your stress levels down and avoid creating unnecessarily triggering situations in your recovery. A few tips that you will learn more about in Hormonal Therapy include:

  • Eating right
  • Exercising regularly but never above your capability
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture and acupressure
  • Yoga
  • Avoiding big decisions when hormonal shifts occur
  • Spend time with those who support you and will be honest with you
  • Take part in personal therapy
  • Take time out for activities and hobbies that you enjoy that are relaxing

Hormonal Therapy Success: Prioritize Your Recovery Above All Else

Hormonal shifts are unavoidable, but Hormonal Therapy emphasizes the fact that nothing – nothing – can get in the way of your recovery. No matter what, drinking or using drugs is not an option. If your level of stress due to physical discomfort or emotional symptoms is putting you over the top in terms of cravings and you feel like you want to drink or get high, have a friend or family member that you can call on who will help you divert your attention until the feeling passes. Feelings, whether they are triggered by hormones or events, will always pass. It’s important that you learn how to maintain your sobriety in the meantime through the strategies for success in recovery provided by Hormonal Therapy at The Orchid.

If you are ready to get started or if you would like to learn more, contact us at The Orchid today.

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