Anyone who’s in recovery from alcoholism will tell you it’s a process. To get sober, an alcoholic must fully commit to all the steps their treatment center dictates. But with traditional addiction treatment center models, relapse is often part of the process. At Health Recovery Center, we’ve witnessed firsthand how relapse can demoralize a struggling addict to the point where they’ve given up on treatment altogether, which is why we believe relapse should never be a part of the recovery process.
Alcoholics who have tried to get sober and failed multiple times deserve addiction treatment services that actually work. Through our revolutionary orthomolecular approach to addiction treatment, we’ve helped countless alcoholics get their lives back into their own hands. We help people get sober naturally, compassionately, and with a higher rate of effectiveness than traditional treatment options.
However, anyone will tell you that sobriety doesn’t happen overnight. Even with our brain-rebalancing treatment plan, it still takes time for the body and mind to heal from the effects of alcoholism. In addition to treatment, there are lifestyle changes you can make to set yourself up for success.
Taking Care of Yourself is Paramount
As you begin to take back the control that alcoholism once had over your life, you may begin to recognize the negative effect your heavy drinking has had upon your mental health, physical health, self esteem, and relationships. These realizations can be deeply unsettling. It’s important to practice self-care while you are in your treatment program to ground yourself. Though biting off more than you can chew in this respect can be detrimental, slowly easing back into the things that once fulfilled you is critical to recovery.
● What physical activities did you once enjoy? Endorphins are great for recovery. You should go easy on yourself at first, but exercising or practicing physical hobbies you enjoy can help you release pent up emotions, ease anxiety, and build confidence.
● Don’t forget your social needs. Surround yourself with positive people who will support you on your recovery journey. This does not include people who continue to consume alcohol around you.
● If you are a spiritual person, consider strengthening or reconnecting with this side of yourself. Religion can be a source of strength for many, but even if you aren’t a religious person, you can get in touch with a higher purpose. Practice yoga, meditate, or join an online community or local organization that gives you a sense of belonging and purpose.
Want to invest in yourself and your recovery with a treatment center that truly cares? Give Health Recovery Center’s Minneapolis office a call now at 800-554-9155.