Embracing a Healthy Recovery – What Quitting Your Addiction can Do For Your Body

girl doing yoga at sunriseAt the very beginning, embracing a healthy recovery can be really difficult. When you’re going through detox, the last thing you’re thinking about is how healthy you’re going to feel in just a couple months. It’s hard to see that far ahead when you’re struggling not to use your drug of choice because you’re feeling so sick.

However, when you’re working on overcoming your addiction, making the most of your newfound health can offer you tremendous benefits, and for some, even keeps them determined to keep going strong.

  • You are less stressed. Believe it or not, one of the biggest benefits of embracing a healthy recovery is that you’re less stressed. Of course, you’ll need to work on reducing stress levels that come from other factors, like your work, but your addiction actually creates a ton of stress for you to have to carry around. The worries over whether you’ll be able to get the money to get high or drunk, whether you’ll get caught with illegal substances or driving while intoxicated, and legal problems that can develop, are pretty heavy. Stopping using or drinking can change all of these things in the blink of an eye.
  • Your essential organs begin to heal. You know that funny heartbeat you would sometimes get from using or drinking? What about when you would get a wound that didn’t heal, or how you used to get so sick when you tried to eat? Your organs have been suffering from your addiction, and embracing a healthy recovery can help you to begin getting better and feeling great, too.
  • Your skin looks better. While you’re healing on the inside, you’re also healing on the outside. Your skin will look better, your hair will look better, and you might even find that you get some healthy color in your cheeks.
  • You’ll learn that you can succeed. One of the things that many people who are successfully overcoming their addictions report is that they find they actually can succeed. It’s tremendously empowering to find that you can make it through each day without relapsing. That success carries over into all aspects of life.

It’s probably the most notable that when you start working on embracing a healthy recovery, you get to wake up in the morning feeling good. You won’t be sick, you won’t be shaky, and you won’t feel like you have to rush out the door to get your hands on your next fix or drink.

Overcoming addiction is hard. Embracing a healthy recovery isn’t easy, either, but holistic rehab makes it easy. So, why not give us a call today and see how we can help you get started on your healthy recovery journey?