At Our Place Recovery, we take a holistic approach to drug rehab, while focusing on healthy living. Research shows that exercise can significantly aid addiction recovery and is an effective way to prevent relapse. Exercise can repair much of the damage done to the body after lengthy chemical dependence. It even helps recovering addicts recoup motor skills and physical balance. Exercise with proper nutrition can help clients reach or maintain weight goals, including gaining muscle mass, tone, and strength. Exercising regularly and eating nutritious foods releases endorphins and serotonin into your body – decreasing cravings, aiding sleep, combating depression and anxiety, and improving your overall confidence.
At Our Place Recovery, clients learn new, healthy routines that they will take with them once they leave our Florida treatment center and implement into their new recovery lifestyle. They will also be able to interact with recovery peers who, much like themselves, are learning new, healthy living skills. This makes it easier for clients to re-engage back into their home communities.
Our recovery staff escorts clients to a local LA Fitness center throughout each week. Clients have use of all aerobic equipment, strength training and aerobic-type classes.
Benefits of Physical Exercise for Florida Addiction Treatment
Types of Exercise that Help the Addiction Recovery Process
Physical fitness routines at all stages of the substance abuse recovery process is positive. For most forms of drug abuse, exercise helps to manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of relapse. While a doctor may offer specific guidance about safe fitness routines, it is mostly up to the individual in addiction treatment to get involved in exercise and discover which forms work best for them.
Here are some fitness methods that have been studied and found to improve mental health, behavioral health, and reduce the risk of relapse.
- Aerobic Exercise
- Outdoor Activities
- Weight Lifting