Depression and Addiction Recovery

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Around the world, there are over 300 million people who have some level of depression. This mental health condition is also the leading reason for disability, as well. When someone has depression, it can negatively affect their physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health. They may have feelings of sadness and emptiness. These people may have weight gain or weight loss. They may also struggle with a weakened immune system, cognitive problems, suicidal ideations and much more. There are even people who have depression that self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. 

Do you relate to any of the information you just read? If so, now would be a great time to reach out to our Better Tomorrow dual diagnosis treatment team. We can help you to overcome depression and addiction through a combination of tips and treatments. Find out some of the natural tips that you might learn here in our recovery center. 

Have Daily Routines 

One of the healthiest and most important things you can do in life is to have daily routines. There are far too many people who struggle with depression and addiction that don’t stick to routines. By missing out on these, you may have a lot more chaos and destruction in your life. You may experience more memory loss and increase your chances of relapsing, too. Here at Better Tomorrow, our team can help you to create and maintain daily routines. 

Set Up Daily Goals 

Unfortunately, depression and addiction can hold you back from your goals and dreams in life. If you want to move ahead in life, our depression and addiction recovery treatment team can help you with that. One of the ways that we do this is by teaching you and our other clients how to set up healthy daily goals. By creating and sticking to these goals, you can boost your self-confidence, and self-awareness and be more successful in your recovery. 

Volunteering 

Another way that you can improve your mood and health through depression and addiction recovery is by volunteering. There are so many places that need the extra help right now. Some of these places include hospitals, soup kitchens, food pantries and many other places, too. Many people who are in recovery find that volunteering helps to boost their self-worth and self-esteem.

Use Aromatherapy

According to studies, there are many ailments that aromatherapy can help to relieve or treat. Some of these ailments are related to mental health, while others are related to physical health. Some of the most commonly used essential oils for treating these ailments include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ylang-ylang
  • Basil
  • Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Patchouli
  • Chamomile

There are many different ways that these essential oils can be used to improve a person’s health or overall well-being. For example, they can help during depression and addiction recovery. If you want more information about these issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Better Tomorrow team as soon as you can. 

Dietary Changes 

The food and drinks that you consume do affect your mood. Sometimes, people who eat a lot of junk food find themselves depressed. There are also many people who eat healthier that are happier, more energized and just feel better about themselves. Healthy eating can also help to heal your body after living an addictive lifestyle, too. If you need more assistance on what minerals, vitamins and nutrients your body needs in depression and addiction recovery, please feel free to talk with a member of our Better Tomorrow team right away. 

Move It

Regularly moving around helps the body to produce more endorphins (chemicals that help lower stress, improve sleep, relieve pain, improve cognitive abilities, reduce depression, and balance one’s mood). 

If you aren’t currently moving around much, maybe joining a treatment program that offers physical activity programs such as fitness therapy would help. If you have more questions about how this type of treatment might benefit you the most, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. 

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Get Out in the Sun 

How much sunlight exposure have you been getting? If you are dealing with depression or addiction or both, it may be helpful to know that sunlight can help to improve your overall health, boost your mood, improve bodily functions, regulate weight, improve the immune system, get you more physically active, and much more.

Stick with a Community-Based Support Group

There are many different support groups that one could participate in if they are struggling with depression and/or an addiction to alcohol or drugs. Many of the recommended support groups are 12-step based. These support groups help to relieve depression, give you the opportunity to discuss underlying addiction-related issues, connect with peers, be better understood and so much more. When you attend our treatment center, we will help you to find the support groups that could benefit you the most. 

Adding Music to Your Daily Routines

Research shows that there are numerous benefits to listening to music every day. In fact, there are studies that show those with depression often feel better and get more done when they listen to music. They also have fewer physical health strains such as less muscle tension, fewer headaches and less pain overall. If you are feeling depressed and/or are in addiction recovery, make yourself a few music playlists. You can even make separate ones depending on how you are feeling on any given day. 

Do Yoga and/or Meditation Every Day

There are so many holistic treatment options for depression and addiction. If you are struggling with either of these issues, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Better Tomorrow. Our team members would really like to help you relax your mind and body, so you can recover from any underlying issues you may be having. We even offer yoga and meditation sessions throughout our treatment programs. You may find that these services help you to feel more relaxed and calm than you have felt in a long time. 

Try New Things 

Doing something you aren’t used to doing is one way to break out of a depressive episode. It can also help you to break the cycle of addictive behaviors you have been living, too. If you need help finding new, healthy and substance-free things to do, our Better Tomorrow team would be happy to help you. 

Get Depression and Addiction Recovery Help Today

Do you or someone you know struggle with depression and/or an addiction to drugs or alcohol? If so, now is the time to reach out to our team to start receiving the help and treatment you need. From there, we can also help you to alter your daily routines and behaviors to better fit a calm, relaxed and substance-free lifestyle. 
Contact us today to start getting the depression and addiction recovery help you need right away.