We consider all health aspects when treating addiction in Alpine, Utah.
Individuals who abuse drugs and alcohol suffer ill effects from these powerful and toxic substances (both alcohol and drugs). In addition to those effects, abusers often become lax in other areas where their health is concerned. They tend to eat poorly, don’t exercise, and are prone to negative thinking and despair. These behaviors result in their being more vulnerable to the negative effects of stress and increased dependency on substances to feel “normal” or “good” again. This cycle of thinking and behavior prevents their efforts to recover from addiction.
While you might not consider nutrition to be an important component of rehabilitation, proper nutrition can boost mental health as well as physical health. Studies have shown that well-nourished individuals have significantly higher chances of remaining in recovery for the long-term.
There is a Strong Correlation Between Mind and Body
The correlation between our mental state and the overall physical health of our bodies is very significant. At Alpine Recovery Lodge we wholeheartedly believe – and studies have shown – that the mind-body connection is an incredibly powerful force for positive change. As a result, we encourage residents to enlist the power of their thoughts in the battle to recover and remain healthy. Having control over the body and mind means more success for residents now and in the future.
Exercise Improves All Areas of Life
Regular exercise can also strengthen and detoxify our minds and bodies so that we are able to regenerate damaged cells and create endorphins to reduce stress levels. An exercise routine that is challenging, exciting, and fun will foster a more disciplined and productive lifestyle. Stress levels will be dramatically reduced, and residents will find that they will have improved coping abilities. All able-bodied residents are given a customized exercise plan that will encourage recovery and promote good health overall.
Small Steps Lead to Big Change
We believe that if residents are exposed to healthier lifestyle options, they will feel the benefits and realize that a healthier lifestyle will actually help them overcome their addiction. By taking small steps every day, residents can see that reaching their goals is possible. That realization and experience will more likely carry over the good habits into their everyday life. This will help them sustain their success long after they’ve left rehab.
Set Goals and Reach Them at Alpine Recovery Lodge
Working with our licensed therapists, residents will set goals and explore roadblocks that might prevent them from achieving those goals. While some residents are not able to participate in exercise and physical activity right away, as residents become stronger they’ll be introduced to exercise that is good for the mind and the body.
If detox is required when a resident arrives at Alpine Recovery Lodge in Utah, they might not be able to begin their customized exercise plan right away. During this time, our therapists will continue to provide ongoing support and a holistic approach to recovery that encourages small movements and small victories each day.
Setting goals is an integral part of recovery. Some residents use physical activity to refocus their mind and condition their bodies. When people see their body as something that needs to be nurtured and not abused, they start to change their thinking toward drugs and alcohol, as well as other destructive behaviors.
We encourage a variety of physical activities including walking, jogging, swimming, dance, and more. It’s essential that residents find an activity that is right for them. If forced to participate, they won’t feel connected to the activity and it may trigger additional problems for recovery. So, when a resident is interested in an activity, we encourage them to participate as much as possible.
A Balanced Approach to Recovery Can Last a Lifetime
Getting outside and breathing fresh air, doing yoga, participating in meditation, and eating balanced, healthy meals can all contribute to overall wellness and an increased chance of long-term sobriety. These are good habits that can follow a person for the rest of their life.
Learn More About Nutrition & Fitness in the Recovery Process
If you want more information about how our fitness, nutrition, and overall holistic approach to recovery can help you overcome addiction, contact Alpine Recovery Lodge today. Our licensed therapists and team of experienced professionals are waiting to help you regain control over your life with a well-rounded approach that is based on your needs, wants, and goals.
Call 877-415-4060 or schedule a consultation online to get started.