If there is one thing that has become painstakingly clear in recent years when it comes to the effective methodology for rehabilitating those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction, it has been with the simple fact that effective recovery and permanent sobriety comes about when one engages in a well thought out, varied, extensive, and multi-modality and open-ended rehabilitation program. These programs are the best of the best by far when it comes to effectively rehabilitating those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, and these techniques by far are the ones that need to be used the most when it comes to addressing just this.
At Behavioral Rehabilitation Services, we have taken years and years of research, investigation, practice, and the study of other rehab programs all across the world and have elected to create what we believe to be one of the most successful rehabilitation programs available. Our program includes a few dozen different rehabilitation techniques and modalities, all of which are highly successful and quite specialized. Our techniques and our methods are immensely beneficial and useful for those who need to beat addiction once and for all. Furthermore, our techniques have been proven by the success and the permanent sobriety of thousands of our recovered clients to be useful and beneficial.
BRS and Physical Fitness
BRS is dedicated to giving each and every client the chance and the ability to pick and choose his or her own treatment methods that will be used in his or her rehabilitation program. Each and every individual client who comes to us for help will of course receive the assistance and the guidance of one of our specialist rehabilitation counselors for building his or her own tailor-made rehabilitation path. Furthermore, if at any point during an individual client’s course through our rehabilitation program he or she feels that a particular aspect of the program is not working out so well for him or her then he or she can meet again with a rehabilitation counselor and make changes to his or her rehab program to better suit what he or she is looking for in treatment.
Physical fitness is a hugely important part of addiction recovery. Individuals who have suffered from drug and alcohol addiction for some time will have experienced a pretty severe amount of stress and upset upon their physical bodies. Part of any successful rehabilitation program needs to include an address of these physical issues, and physical fitness is a powerful tool that BRS uses to help clients rebuild the core, basic functions of their bodies and their core physical strength so that they can move about and operate as healthy, strong individuals without the constant pains and ache that generally speaking come along with normal addiction recovery.
Why Physical Fitness Should be Included in Rehab
Listed below are just four reasons why physical fitness must play a core role in addiction recovery:
Exercise relieves and reduces stress in an individual from a physiological and from a mental level. Exercise has been shown time and time again to alleviate both physical and psychological stress in the individual, addiction or no addiction. The truth of the matter is that tension builds in the human body throughout the day, while at work, during everyday, normal interactions, and even during rest time. The human body craves exercise and physical output, and this is even more important when one is coming down off of drugs and alcohol and when one is trying to build a lifetime of sobriety and recovery. This tension can come from almost anything depending on the person. Some receive tension from having poor posture at work. Others will build up tension from having a bad interaction with a co-worker. Moving the body about and working the muscles however alleviates this tension with ease, and this activity works to allow the individual engaging in it to get rid of any negative consequences of drug and alcohol addiction as well as any other stresses that might be coming up in life in general.
Exercise will naturally, positively, and with untold benefits alter the human brain chemistry. When a person engages in exercise, his or her body releases endorphins which create a natural high that is totally healthy, totally natural, and immensely beneficial. When someone who is recovering from drug and alcohol addiction engages in literally any type of exercise at all, he or she will experience peace of mind, revitalization or energy, and calmness of thought and spirit. Dedicated physical activity during treatment and recovery will help any recovering addict reintroduce the immensely important natural levels of endorphins into the system. This has countless health benefits, as it sets the body up for being able to experience natural highs and the normal joys of life that are deprived when substance abuse is a part of a person’s life.
For many recovering addicts, exercise is meditation in motion. What this means is that when one really working on concentrating on the physical activity before them, one can actually connect with the psychological and emotional benefits of that very same activity. Through movement and the actual use of the body, one can to a degree pull out of the usual hum drum and morass of life and can refocus one’s thoughts on their own well-being and life force. Just the sheer degree of clarity and focus that is brought on by physical fitness as it applies to addiction recovery is worth the time that one has to spend doing it, all physical health benefits completely aside.
Exercise improves an individual’s outlook on life. We at BRS have studied this in life, and we therefore encourage our clients to participate in exercise as a result of our findings. Those who exercise consistently and regularly report increased feelings of self-confidence and optimism and reduced feelings of depression and anxiety too. Thanks to exercise, positive feelings come in and negative feelings go out. This is a result not only of the physical gains that exercise has on the human body, but also of the mental and personal feelings of gratification and success that one gets when a milestone is met or a fitness goal is finally attained.
Our goal at Behavioral Rehabilitation Services is to ensure that our clients experience both success and relief on personal, mental, psychological, and physiological levels. We encourage all of our clients to take part in physical fitness, as we know and have seen how beneficial these programs are. To make the physical fitness aspect of our facilities as appealing as possible, we have included multiple different types and techniques of fitness and exercise. In this way our clients can pick and choose which treatment methods they like the most and which exercise techniques they feel will be the most beneficial for them.
The goal behind any addiction rehabilitation center must be to rehabilitate an individual from a physical level and from a psychological level both. We have several approaches for the psychological, personal, spiritual, and mental approach to addiction, and utilizing physical fitness is just one of many approaches that we have for addressing both the physical and the psychological aspects of addiction in tandem.