Meditation is possibly one of the best-known holistic practices. However, not everyone knows how meditation can help a person achieve long-term recovery from addiction. Here we take a closer look at meditation can act as a powerful tool for people overcoming substance abuse at all stages of recovery. Research shows that meditation and other mindfulness practices are extremely effective in addressing the emotional issues that often drive substance abuse.
When someone is working to overcome addiction, their motivation plays a crucial part. Motivation not only provides all the logical reasoning people need to heal, but also keeps them from relapsing further down the line. Although many people accept the importance of motivation in recovery, they are still uncertain as to what that means for them. Here we take a closer look at ways individuals can stay motivated and achieve long term recovery.
When a person has been suffering with addiction illness, their physical health is very likely to have deteriorated as a result. A poor diet, lack of sleep, and lack of exercise combine with the dangers of substance abuse to increase the potential for long-term health problems unless treatment is sought. For this reason, physical exercise is widely considered to be a very important component of addiction treatment.
When a person has worked hard in rehab to overcome an addiction, they can often feel left out from social occasions. This can be because they equate having a good time with taking drugs or using alcohol which makes it hard for them to accept that you can have fun and remain sober. To help avoid this, let’s take a look at some activities that aren’t centered on alcohol that can boost a person’s recovery efforts through the summer months.
It is exceptionally difficult for some people to face the challenge of telling their children about past drug or alcohol abuse. That said, it is also important to recognize that very often children are negatively influenced by a parent who has dealt with substance abuse in the past. It is not uncommon for children of addicted parents to go on to develop substance abuse issues of their own.
Enjoying the summer isn’t always easy for people in recovery from addiction. Leaving the sanctity of a rehab center to get involved in summer activities like barbecues, beach days, pool parties and summer weddings can be challenging. Here we look at some ways to help you navigate any hurdles you may face in recovery during the summer months.
Although everyone in rehab can benefit from a healthy and nutritious diet, it’s important to understand the necessary vitamins and minerals you could be lacking. A poor diet can have a very detrimental effect on a person, causing nutritional deficiencies that can lead to serious health conditions.
Some people are daunted by the prospect of leaving an alcohol or drug addiction treatment center and returning home after addiction treatment. Although the early days of recovery is not without its challenges, there are some effective ways that can help protect your hard-earned sobriety.
The New Year is traditionally the time when we review our lives and make resolutions to improve it. The majority of people come out of the holiday season with a little extra weight or bearing other signs of over indulgence. However, many of us fail to stick to our resolutions, perhaps because we tend to put a bit too much extra pressure on ourselves.