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Tips for your Physical and Spiritual Wellness in Addiction Recovery

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In the initial stages of addiction recovery, holistic programming is essential to give the tools needed to fight addiction. This can be done both in rehabilitation and in sober living communities. This holistic approach focuses on the whole person and offers the best chance for long-term recovery and complete restoration.

Relapse prevention is possible only if you address your mental health. However, it is equally important to take care of your physical well-being.

Recovering from Drug and Alcohol Dependence

To overcome the addiction to drugs and alcohol, you must first get sober and eliminate all substances from your body. The journey to recovery is a long-term one that will require you to create a solid foundation for a better way of living. In addition, your liver, kidneys, and immune system are likely to be affected by long-term substance abuse.

When recovering from addiction, it’s not about repairing the damage you caused. It is also essential that your body learns how to function sober. It is up to you, the individual, to heal it by giving it healthy nutrition and creating a workout routine to help it grow stronger.

For a stronger and more fulfilling life, eat healthier.

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First, you need to commit to eating a healthier diet. You don’t have to stop eating the sweet treats or salty snacks you love, but you can eat them in moderation and make an effort to include more healthy foods into your daily diet. For example, substitute your regular side of fries with a salad or steamed vegetables when you eat out. 

Stock your pantry with healthy options like yogurt, fruit, and nuts to help you have healthier snacking habits. Try new recipes and commit to eating three healthy meals daily. You may find yourself interested in cooking healthier and using better ingredients. Any activity that keeps you on track with your sobriety will help you avoid relapse.

Find your way to exercise and feel better.

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To improve your physical health and recovery from addiction, it is essential to stay active. You can start with something simple, such as walking around the block before or following a healthy meal. It could eventually evolve to daily jogs or joining a gym. 

You can do whatever works for you. You will be more likely to stick with an activity that fits into your everyday life.

Do not push yourself too fast. Your substance abuse has affected every part of your body, both mentally and physically. You may become discouraged if this happens. Instead, you can park your car farther away from your destination and walk more stairs.

Then, you can track your steps using an app on your phone. It’s easy to see that 10,000 steps per day are an achievable goal.

You can find many ways to stay fit and exercise once you feel stronger. If you are ready to start an exercise routine, you should consider joining a gym. You can make new friends by joining a gym or signing up for group exercises such as yoga, aerobics, or stretching. 

You’ll find a class for everyone, regardless of their fitness level. Plus, you’ll be able to make new friends in a social setting. Exercise can be more enjoyable by having a friend who will help you stay focused and push you to do better.

There are a lot of benefits of exercise. Studies have shown that regular exercise can provide emotional benefits. Exercise releases endorphins, making us happy during and after physical activity. You can also find support in your exercise goals and recovery by joining a group fitness program such as yoga or racquet sport.

A holistic addiction treatment approach to recovery requires better nutrition and regular exercise. A healthier lifestyle will not only heal the body from the effects of substance abuse but will also help to build the foundations for lasting recovery.

Spiritual Wellness

Some people find that practicing a particular religion helps them to increase their spiritual health. Spirituality doesn’t require that you follow an organized religion. It is about finding ways to live your life that promote inner harmony between your thoughts, beliefs, and actions.

The more our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are aligned, the stronger we can be. Spiritual wellness helps us overcome adversity and heal, and is better equipped to handle emotional struggles, pain, and addictive cravings. In addition, spiritual alignment strengthens our commitment to recovery. Spiritual strength is, therefore, one of the most powerful tools in our arsenal for preventing relapse.

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Steps to Spiritual Well-being

Begin by connecting to your inner thoughts. It would be best to consider what makes it feel happy, peaceful, and in harmony with the world. Next, visualize the person you desire to be. Then, take the necessary steps to become that person. 

This promise should be incorporated into your recovery plan.

You can also practice these practices to promote spiritual well-being:

  • Praying yoga, deep breathing, meditation, mindfulness, and prayer
  • Watching and reading inspirational stories is a great way to stay positive.
  • Spending time outdoors and connecting with nature
  • Creativity is a way to express yourself creatively, such as through art, dance, music, and writing
  • Practice gratitude, acceptance, forgiveness, and humor
  • Participate in 12-step support groups or other support groups regularly
  • Reading spiritual literature, attending spiritual groups
  • Find a religion you feel connected to if you are inclined

Addiction can cause us to be self-centered, dishonest, or destructive. Recovery can help you overcome the pain and become the person you were meant to be. It’s never too late for you to rebuild your character, feel peace and find the inner strength to continue on your journey to recovery.

Spiritual wellness is about living a life that is meaningful, happy, and full of positive energy. It involves staying true to your core beliefs. You can stay positive and on track when facing challenges with a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Hathaway Recovery’s healing approach to addiction treatment addresses all aspects of the person, including their physical, mental, and emotional needs.

Contact our Admissions Department at 909-971-3333 if you have any questions about the addiction treatment program or know someone who needs help.


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