Tips for Staying Healthy During Recovery

When it comes to recovery, you want to have a few tips in your back pocket to help you stay healthy during this process. Recovery is not easy but with these tips in mind, you can go through it and come out healthy physically while you're working on your mental and emotional well-being also. Here are a few tips to help your body stay healthy through the recovery process. 

In the Beginning
The first thing to do is staying away from whatever your drug or drink of choice is. Starting your recovery is the first step. It is very important that you reduce the exposure of yourself to the areas where you would favor to use or the drug of your choice. Take it one step at a time but take the step you need to get away and start the recovery process. After a bit you'll notice yourself making better choices and that you're starting to feel better. Now it's time to focus on keeping that process moving forward and making sure your body is healthy as well. 

During the Process
If you've been using for a while, it's very possible that you have let yourself go when it comes to your health. You've probably neglected areas such as your teeth or your body as a whole. While you're in the grips of addiction, those things fall to the wayside. Be sure that you take time to visit your doctor and dentist to have checkups with them. This can help you to make sure your body starts to recover from the damage done from years of using. 

Make small changes in your routines such as making sure you get enough sleep, eating healthy food, and even exercising. The exercise can help you to work through the tough times. You can also take up Yoga for gentle exercise and learn relaxation techniques as well. Taking care of yourself during and after recovery is very important. You can take steps to help you get through this mentally and physically by caring for yourself!

Reference
NA. "Staying Healthy in Recovery". Addiction Treatment Services.(Website).(2015).
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