Addiction is complex and recovery can seem impossible when you are struggling with addiction. However, recovery is possible with the right treatment, determination, and lifestyle changes. Addiction to drugs or alcohol and addictive behavior takes your brain hostage and controls how your brain functions.
Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, which send signals to the rest of the body to function normally. Excessive levels of dopamine are released from the addicted brain, which gives a person the pleasurable feeling or high. During treatment, your mind and body are cleansed of all toxins.
For a successful recovery, you need to plan lifestyle changes to learn how to cope with feelings and emotions in sobriety. Addictive behavior is habit forming and is detrimental to relationships, family life, responsibilities, and job productivity.
Mind, body, and spirit treatment opens the door to discovery as you learn about new things that interest you, skills you can work on, and healthy, sober activities to promote well-being. An idle mind can make it easy to think of using drugs or alcohol or engage in addictive behavior. Pursuing healthy, sober activities will not only be liberating, but also will keep your mind from thinking about using again.
Healthy activities in recovery include:
- Mindfulness and morning stretch exercises
- Trail walking
- Journal writing
The activities focus on physical and mental health and well-being. Being engaged in healthy activities will occupy your mind and help you adjust to your new, healthy lifestyle.
When you are living substance-free, you will have a clear mind to make sound decisions. Freedom from addiction allows you to enjoy activities and special interests. In addition, you will have the ability to work on healing broken relationships with family and loved ones.
Save yourself from physical and mental harm, or early death. Nexus Recovery Services offers treatment for addiction and co-existing mental health conditions. Make the call today. It can save your life.
If you or a loved one struggles with addiction, get help now. Nexus Recovery Services specializes in addiction treatment and encompasses holistic therapy for the mind, body, and soul with a focus on staying active and connected to nature. Our mission is to provide tools and support for every client’s seamless transition into a meaningful and fulfilling life of sobriety. We offer a free and confidential consultation. Call us to get started: 888-855-6877