Importance of Nutrition and Exercise in Addiction Recovery
Regular exercise and eating nutritiously are important throughout our lifetime. However, there’s never a time where these things are more important than during the addiction recovery process. When you make a habit out of these things, you’re more likely to feel better during recovery and avoid any future relapses.
National Recovery Month
September is National Recovery Month. Every year during this month, people come together to promote and support a strong recovery community for those recovering from substance abuse or addiction. This month is for spreading awareness of effective treatments and recognizing the dedication of service providers and community members who help people to reach a full recovery. It’s also a time for celebrating the achievements of those who’ve reached full recovery from substance addiction as well as those working toward recovery.
How To Recognize Warning Signs and Prevent Addiction and Suicide
Suicide and addiction are two of the largest health risks of our day. Suicide is the second most common cause of death among young adults and teenagers and one of the top 10 leading causes of death overall in the U.S. Additionally, 3 million Americans have had or currently have an opioid addiction. These two concerns are very closely related.
What Is Overdose Awareness Day?
Since 2001, the world has observed International Awareness day every year on August 31st. It’s a day for spreading awareness and encouraging dialogue about the growing numbers of drug overdose incidents worldwide. This day is also meant to give community members information about the resources and support available for people at risk of drug-related harm and overdose.
Recovering from COVID/Lockdown with helpful resources
The sweeping effects of COVID-19 have impacted over 200 million people across the globe. While our bodies are reacting physically to the virus, further effects are making their way into our economies, food systems, workforces, and the mental health of millions more. While lockdown has extended far beyond our expectations, so has its rippling effects causing increased depression, addiction, and mental health disorders throughout the world.
The Importance Of Peer Support For Addiction Recovery
Addiction recovery is a long and winding road. The possibilities of relapse threaten to destroy the sobriety individuals have worked so hard to maintain. It can often feel lonely, and people find themselves feeling misunderstood as they struggle against their inner demons. A beneficial resource for someone striving for sobriety is a peer support group, one filled with people wh ...
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