I would like to take this time to tell you all about relapsing. No matter what you are addicted to there is always a chance of relapse. Smoking, gambling, drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, self-harm. It doesn’t matter how long you have been “clean” for there is always a chance of relapse. The idea is to not let the relapse set you back and into your old habits.
The Little Box of Distractions (LBOD) is NOT a cure. It is a coping technique just like DBT or CBT. Sometimes it wont work. Just like other strategies. The main thing is to not beat yourself up about it. Accept that you have an addiction and that it is OK to relapse.
The main aim of LBOD is to prevent at least one episode. For me it has prevented so many relapses and sometimes trying everything in your power wont stop that relapse from happening, but the main this is that you have tried. By ordering your box that is 1 step closer to preventing a relapse.
Please let people know about LBOD and what we do. We need all the donations we can get to keep on top of our project. We are in the process of turning this project into a charity and just need all the help we can get.