This article describes a bit of statistics that were taken in 1990 by the National Health Interview Survey’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Supplement, which involved over 40,335 adults. Their objective was to statistically determine how the use of illegal drug and alcohol use used to cope with stress has contributed to the high amount of deaths in the past couple of years. They calculated and found out that over the 7-10 year period that they were studying this, about 36,894 of those people lived , which means that 3,441 people passed. They also saw that more of the survivors tended to drink more alcohol rather than using the other. What this tells us is that more people tend to cope with stress in this way which gives us a sense of why they might be stressed in the first place.
In this article, it talks about different reasons why some of the younger generation, mostly kids, start to show some signs of that behavior like using drugs or doing things that they wouldn't otherwise be doing to cope with the hardships of stress. It says that most adults who were once abused or neglected as a child, will normally or always turn to some form of drug use or activity to cope with the challenges caused by stress. The number of children who come home at night dreading some form of unsatisfactory feeling are growing which will in turn lead to more adults who tend to use those drugs or do those things.
This article describes a little bit more in detail of how stress relates to the misuse and addiction of certain habits or illegal substances. It also describes how vulnerable people actually are to becoming stressed. It says that people who are stressed and want to stop using the drugs that they are using, need to have a more will power and an idea of what is going to happen to them in the future if they don't change the behavior that they are showing then. It says that one good and helpful way to do this is reward yourself when you feel like you have made some process on the road to recovery.
Overwhelmed by stress? You don’t have to be. These stress management tips can help you drastically reduce your stress levels and regain control of your life. According to the article, Stress decreases your ability to think clearly, as well as function effectively and enjoy life. It says that the first step into solving stress is to find the cause of stress. If it seems difficult then focus on what your attitudes are like, what are your habits and excuses been like lately. After you have identified the cause, you would then replace those unhealthy coping strategies with newer, more effective ones. After this is all done ensure that the new strategies are working and continue to repeat the steps if the feeling of stress is occurs again.
This article describes that even though stress is bad, it is still beneficial because it helps people develop the skills to cope with and adapt to new and threatening challenges throughout the rest of their lives. There are a few ways of dealing with it if you do find yourself a bit stressed out. One skill you could get used to is taking care of yourself. Another is keeping a positive attitude. Always ensure yourself that whatever situation your in, it's not as bad as another one that could be way worse.