there are not great drug therapies to treat the craving that people have, and that’s when you see people can relapse even after years of being sober,” Nordt said.

These coping mechanisms will help to fully recover from suboxone withdrawal symptoms:

Exercising: This restores endorphin production, and consequently the body heals. It doesn’t have to be an hour-long Zumba class; it can begin with a 20-minute walk. Maintaining physical activity helps patients in recovery cope with stress while recovering, and it’s recommended to slowly increase the amount of exercise to speed up the recovery process.

Relaxation and staying positive: Finding a new hobby, reading a book, watching a favorite or new movie, or trying something new will keep the mind occupied while in recovery. Adopting a positive outlook brings a sense of pride and satisfaction when overcoming an addiction.

Social support: Seeking therapeutic help from a professional counselor and finding communal support can play a critical role in recovery. Sharing and learning from other people going through similar experiences lessens anxiety and provides support during recovery. Keeping in touch with family and friends also goes a long way to deal with the stress of withdrawal.