There are so many important aspects involved in a successful recovery. Yet one of the best ways to ensure long-term sobriety is to focus on all aspects of healing — including the mind, body and spirit. Here’s a look at why holistic healing matters:
- Your mind: From poor self-esteem to guilt and shame and depression and anxiety, addiction can cause and/or be accompanied by a host of mental health issues. This is especially true if you’re struggling with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder. What’s more, caring for your mental health and getting a handle on the many emotions of recovery can help to prevent relapse and enable you to better cope with the stressors of sober life.
- Your body. Substance use disorder and the toxins that you put into your body during active addiction take a major toll on your physical health. This can include vitamin deficiencies and low immunity as well as skin, dental, heart, lung issues and more. Part of reenergizing and healing the body from addiction is incorporating proper nutrition and regular exercise into a comprehensive recovery program.
- Your spirit. Spiritual health is key to recovery, regardless of your “higher power.” Whether you spend time in nature, practice gratitude or meditate, embracing your spiritual side will allow you to better engage in the 12-step program, strengthen your core beliefs and create positive energy for your new sober life.
Total Healing at BRC
Permanent recovery is possible. If you or someone you care about is ready to heal physically, mentally and spiritually, BRC Recovery can help. Our holistic recovery programs work, and we have the alumni network to prove it. For more information, contact a BRC Recovery Specialist today. Call: 866-461-1759 for more information.