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There are several coping skills that can be helpful for individuals with substance use disorder.

These include:

  • Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and meditation
  • Waiting to respond to stressful situations
  • Being honest with oneself and others
  • Mindfulness and staying present in the moment
  • Keeping busy with hobbies or exercises
  • Reaching out to others for support
  • Engaging in group therapy sessions