There are so many important aspects to recovery. Whether you are recovering from addiction or mental illness, the best way to optimize your recovery is to focus on all aspects of being, because essentially addiction and mental illness effect every aspect of our lives. It can make us feel broken, lost, and hopeless. The following is a breakdown of how each of these components can be impacted:
Mind: Addiction and mental illness can change the way we perceive everything. According to Negative thoughts can become more abundant. Richard Zwolinski, author of Therapy Revolution: Find Help, Get Better, and Move On Without Wasting Time or Money stated earlier this year for Psych Central that addiction causes dysfunction in the brain circuits, leading the person to pathologically pursue reward and/or relief by addictive behaviors. The Treatment Center in Florida notes that dual diagnosis, or having an addiction and a mental disorder at the same time, can also both be treated at a holistic, integrative facility.
Body: Detoxification is the first step towards healing the body. After that, treatment, nutrition, and exercise all lend itself towards rejuvenating the damage caused by addiction or self-harm, abuse, injury, etc. The body portion of recovery is most known because it’s what people physically can see. Medicine can be used to help people gain more clarity in their thinking or to help ease difficult withdrawal symptoms from addiction.
Spirit: Recovery.org states that connecting with nature, reading spiritual literature, and attending spiritual groups can all be helpful to renew the spirit. Many people mistake spirituality for religion, however, and there are key differences. Spirituality focuses on who you are as a person, what your purpose is, what fulfills you, etc. Religion is centered are a God or gods, and typically has a place of worship with rituals. Spirituality is important during recovery because it connects you with yourself again.
Mind, body, and spirit are all affected by both addiction and mental health issues, so all three components of our being should be addressed during recovery. If we want to make the most of our time there and transform into a better version of ourselves, focusing on these three are so important. By taking part in a holistic, integrative treatment program we are ensuring our whole self is taken care of.
If you have an addiction or mental illness and are looking for a treatment center that truly cares about your recovery, call Avalon Malibu today. Our confidential, home-like centers will give you a peace of mind in knowing that you are being fully taken care of. We offer primary mental health and substance abuse treatment, and we seek to heal mind, body, and spirit. Call us today at 844-269-1761