jump to content
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Link to NYS Home Page in new browser window Link to New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Home Page

Home Resources

OASAS Wellness LogoEmotional Wellness/Stress Management

Photo of a young woman sticking her tongue out

Stress Management Tip

Relaxation techniques can reduce negative responses to stress and help you enjoy a better quality of life.

Manage Your Emotional Wellness And Stress

Everyone experiences stress in life. How we handle stress can have a major impact on our health. Stress can affect our bodies, our relationships and our futures.

The dedicated professionals working in the chemical dependency field tend to experience burnout at high rates than other fields. Some suffer from a condition called compassion fatigue after being exposed to the physical, emotional and/or psychological trauma experienced by others. It's important for these professionals to recognize their stress and address it.

Since we all experience stress in different ways, we can all learn and use a variety of tools to handle and reduce stress. These links will connect you with resources that provide strategies and methods for stress reduction.

Prevention -Treatment - Recovery - a vital step to achieving long-term success in all of these areas is taking charge of your health by managing your stress.