Improve Your Health With These Natural Addiction-Combatting Routines

By Published On: July 30, 2021Categories: Recovery

Struggling with a substance abuse addiction is a heavy burden to bear, but one from which there is a relief. No one has to live with addiction for the entirety of their lives. With expert medical help and dedication to natural addiction remedies, you can practice at home in conjunction with therapy. You can find control over your addiction as you steer yourself towards a life of freedom and mental and physical health. 

Talk with a medical professional or therapist

Before you try any natural or at-home remedies or lifestyle changes to help handle the symptoms of addiction, it’s important to first reach out to a therapist, counselor or treatment center experienced in addiction treatment. For some, it might be prudent to have the accountability and advice of an addiction specialist as they progress through recovery. For others, the addiction might be too far advanced for anything done at home to be effective just yet, meaning detox might be essential first. 

Undergoing a detox treatment rids the body of all the toxins from the drugs or alcohol, allows for medical supervision during the stages of withdrawal and sets the individual up for a successful recovery process. Bodily detox is the first important step in recovery as it paves the way for additional physical and mental recovery, some of which can be done through routines you incorporate at home. 

Give yoga a try

According to Yoga Journal, practicing yoga connects the mind, body and breath as the individual flows through a connection of poses. This helps one to focus both on breathing, balancing and strengthening an increased self-awareness, and turn one’s attention inward towards the cues of the body. So what does this have to do with natural addiction remedies? 

Yoga has been proven to reduce stress, promote better sleeping habits and increased energy, boost physical health through strengthening and stretching exercises and raise one’s motivation for healthier living overall. By taking the time to invest in an activity that promotes holistic wellness, you’ll be less inclined to return to those activities which inhibit this level of mental growth and physical improvement.

Exercise regularly

Whether you choose regular yoga sessions, CrossFit, spinning, pilates or just a 30-minute daily stroll around the neighborhood, it’s vital to the recovery process to exercise once a day. Not only does it promote a healthy physical body and keep you strong and healthy for years to come, it boosts your mood, improves your sleep quality, fosters an awareness of healthy habits and unhealthy tendencies and gives you increased energy. 

Not only that, but it can be a good time to either think and reflect, such as during a long beach walk or a time to shut out all the distractions and focus solely on the task in front of you. No matter how you choose to exercise, your battle against addiction will be better won because of it.

Craft yourself a healthy meal routine

Abusing addictive substances means the body is ingesting a lot of toxins and losing just as many nutrients. For this reason, eating well and taking additional vitamins if needed can be an effective step in overcoming an addiction. 

Foods you’ll want to consider adding or increasing in your diet include: 

  • Fruits and vegetables for their high fiber content
  • Carbohydrates – they provide the energy with both fiber and high energy content; choose whole grains instead of refined wheat to avoid unnecessary sugars
  • Low-fat proteins like salmon, tuna, chicken and eggs
  • Cayenne pepper, known to stimulate the appetite and reduce alcohol cravings

If you’re supplementing your diet with additional vitamins/minerals, always check with your healthcare provider first to make sure none of them will interfere with any medications or other treatment prescriptions. Some vitamins to inquire about include:

  • Vitamin B – helps improve memory, brain function, sleep, digestion and reduces anxiety
  • Amino acids – restore brain chemistry and lessen cravings 
  • Zinc – aids in healing the brain, liver and immune system 
  • Omega-3’s – balance the mood and reduce depression, anxiety and inflammation

Hydrate

During addiction, the body is full of toxins, and while the body has many of the tools needed to help heal itself during recovery, the individual is also responsible for helping the body to complete this naturally occurring healing process. One of the easiest and most frequently overlooked natural remedies is hydration.

When you’re hydrated, the body has a constant flow of water to remove toxins and keep everything flowing smoothly. When the body is dehydrated, however, you feel sick because the body isn’t getting what it needs to function properly. Detox and recovery is difficult enough, and added sickness due to dehydration shouldn’t be a factor. Therefore, make sure you’re drinking the recommended daily amount of water to promote healing in your body.

Reach out for help today

To get started on your recovery journey, or to talk with a therapist about addiction recovery in general, contact Freedom Detox at 800-475-2312 for more information. 

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