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New and Healthy Habits in Recovery

In recovery, you’re going to have to let go of a lot of bad habits. After all, addiction causes a lot of trouble in life. You may have ignored your health, damaged your relationships, and given up on things you cared about while you were using. Now that you’re in recovery, it’s time to start some new and healthy habits.

Taking Care of Your Body

Everyone needs nutrients and calories to help them survive. For many reasons, people tend to eat poorly when they’re drinking or using drugs. Now is a great time to learn more about the nutrients your body needs and start fueling it properly, with protein, healthy carbs, fruits, and vegetables. Eating well is a healthy habit that makes you feel better, too.

You may have neglected to see a doctor or dentist for years. Now that you’re sober, it’s time to take care of your body. Get a checkup and tell the doctor about any health worries you have.

Many people have discovered that drug or alcohol use masked symptoms of a health problem. If this is the case for you, now is the time to seek treatment. Take medication if prescribed and listen to doctors. You’re in charge of your health.

Make sure that you get regular exercise to help keep your blood pressure under control and reduce nervous energy.

Taking Care of Your Mind

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Taking care of your mind means listening to your emotions and learning better reactions. Self-care is one way to react to stress, anger, or anxiety.

Set aside a few minutes every day to practice meditation or breathing exercises. (There are some great videos online if you search around.) Meditation has proven to help lower blood pressure, reduce, anxiety and help with depression.

Other ways to practice self-care include exercise, listening to uplifting music, writing down your thoughts or feelings, or taking a quick nap when you’re feeling burned out. Brainstorm different things that help you remain calm or cheerful.

If you have a mental health disorder or feel like depression, anxiety, or anger are taking over your life, it’s time to work with a professional such as a therapist or psychiatrist. Treating mental health means following suggestions and taking medication as prescribed.

You can’t live life to the fullest when you’re living with an untreated mental health disorder. So please take care of your body and mind in recovery!

Getting Help for Addiction

If you or somebody you love has a problem with drugs or drinking, help is available! Recovery is a journey, and we can help you develop a roadmap. Get in touch to learn more about what our programs offer and how we can help. Contact us at 619-363-4767.



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Mark Gladden brings both personal and professional experience to his role as co-founder of Present Moments Recovery. Now in long-term recovery himself after struggling with addiction for years, Mark understands firsthand the challenges men face in achieving and maintaining sobriety. It was this insight, combined with a desire to help others, that led Mark to establish Present Moments Recovery.

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Your first call will be greeted by one of our intake counselors who will be able to provide information on what program would be appropriate for your situation, as well as information about the process of getting treatment at our facility, if appropriate.

If Present Moments is the right fit for your current situation you will be speaking to Admissions Director Mark Gladden, who will be your guide throughout the process of arranging travel and undergoing an initial detox (if necessary). Mark has been the guide for dozens of men and women who have gotten their lives back by entering treatment at Present Moments. He has earned his reputation as being truly dedicated to the recovery of others. Mark will be the one to ‘show you the ropes’ when it comes to admitting to our facility for treatment

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