How long would I need to take medicine?January 5, 2014
I am in my 20s. Yet you are advising me to take medicines for a long time! Why?January 8, 2014
There are other ways and means of preventing relapses and/or recurrences. Their effectiveness is dependent on the intensity, skill and duration for which you use these strategies.
- Avoid alcohol, beer, smack, ganja and other illicit substances. This includes party drugs like rave, speed, ecstasy etc.
- Maintain a regular sleep cycle. This means sleep at a reasonably fixed time, wake up at a reasonably fixed time, sleep for at least 7-8 hours.
- Have a trusting and sensitive friend with whom you can share your innermost worries and concerns. A spiritual leader/guru can be just as helpful. If neither of these are suitable, then meet a counsellor/psychotherapist at least once a month to discuss your life, thoughts and feelings.
- Eat light, work light.