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Physical Wellness in Recovery
Why Should I Care About Wellness and Fitness?
Addictive disorders and mental health issues eventually take a toll on the mind and the body. Finding recovery isn’t just about kicking your drug and alcohol addiction and moving forward. It’s also about creating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Removing drugs and alcohol from your lifestyle are essential. However, cessation of the use of drugs and alcohol is only the beginning of true recovery. Physical wellness needs to be a priority as well.
Improving Your Health During Treatment
When seeking therapy for substance use, many counselors also recommend pursuing a physical wellness plan to combat not only the physical effects of substance use, but also to promote the general well-being of patients. Drugs and alcohol are immensely damaging. This includes mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical damage. Setting goals to improve your physical health during drug and alcohol treatment is paramount to your overall recovery.
If you suffer from an addiction to substances, and are genuine about your need to commit to recovery, you will be seeking means and skills to take better care of your body. You can start by entering treatment from a trustworthy center, such as ours, that cares about your physical wellness, as well as your mental and spiritual well-being.
A treatment facility that understands that a healthy body and mind can contribute to successful drug or alcohol recovery is ideal. Some facilities may offer fitness classes or fitness programs to get you moving again. Talk to your counselor and physician about healthy eating, nutrition, or other ways to nourish your body, mind, and spirit while seeking assistance for your substance use and pursuing a fitness plan. Know that when you take care of yourself and treat your body with respect and great care, you can make your recovery journey that much easier.
A treatment center that offers programs to address fitness or physical wellness concerns can support better outcomes for their patients. If you or a loved one is seeking recovery, know that your health needs to be a top priority and that it pays to find a center that can address your health concerns as well as your substance use. The therapy options they offer should take care of mind, body, and spirit. However, it’s up to you to make that first step to fitness, wellness, and a better you.
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