Addiction is a complicated brain disease and recovery can seem far off when you are struggling with addiction. Recovery is possible with the right treatment, determination, and lifestyle changes. Addiction takes your brain hostage and controls how your brain functions. Addiction interferes with relationships, financial stability, work productivity, and can lead to serious health complications including overdose and death.
Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, which send messages 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. Holistic treatment helps you clear your mind, restore your health, and renew your spirit.
For success in 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 help to keep your mind from thinking about using again.
Benefits of oxygen and water
Meditation and yoga are healthy activities that use breathing techniques to help clear the mind and renew the spirit. Clearing the mind in an oxygen-rich environment helps the brain to heal and function without the control of drugs or alcohol.
Engaging in activities in or near water can induce a meditative state. Being in or near water gives your brain and senses a rest from overstimulation. Water makes your brain relaxed and focused, which benefits the mind, body, and spirit. When you are around water, you get a cognitive break because there is less information and noise entering your brain.
Healthy activities to pursue
- Mindfulness and morning stretch exercises
- Trail walking
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.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, get help today. Addiction is isolating, but you do not need to suffer alone. Treatment is available and there is hope in lifelong recovery. Get help now.
The Fort Worth Recovery umbrella covers medically supervised detox, as well as residential programs for men and women alike. Our programs are abstinence-based and combine a 12-step approach with a strong mental health component, integrating cutting-edge techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, and Motivational Interviewing. For more information or to start your healing journey, please fill out a contact request form and one of our recovery experts will connect with you shortly.