Methamphetamine addiction is a treatable disorder. But more than 50% of patients relapse within a year after the treatment.
Because of this, rehab facilities continue to research all the potentially effective ways to treat addiction and battle relapse.
One of the effective ways is exercising.
Benefits of Exercising for Meth Addiction Recovery
Exercising is one of the activities that people enjoy. This kind of activity also helps an individual in addiction recovery. Just like any drug, exercising releases dopamine in your body that makes you feel good.
You can do walking, running, swimming, boxing, hiking, light gardening, dancing, and water aerobics to increase your heart rate for a sustained period. These exercises are beneficial not only physically but also mentally.
These are the benefits of exercising:
Withdrawal relief. Exercising every day can decrease your anxiety, depression, and stress. These things can trigger a relapse.
Containing the cravings. Avoiding drugs can make your cravings strong. Exercising will distract you and make you forget about using the drug.
Replace your triggers. Exercising can keep you busy. Also, a new exercise routine can make you look forward to something. You can replace your activity with exercise if you feel that it is making you remember using drugs.
Help your mind work better. Exercising can make you think clearly and decide smartly. You will not go down the path of relapse if you have stable thinking.
Improve your sleep. Meth withdrawal can give you insomnia. Regular exercise can fix your body clock and help you sleep at night.
Increasing your self-esteem and self-control. Exercising regularly will make your body fit. And having a healthy body feels good. Feeling good about yourself can make you handle stress easily.
Battling addiction cravings after completing your recovery journey is challenging. But you don’t have to do it alone.
Mallard Lake Detox Center stays in touch after the recovery program. We ensure that our patients will not go to relapse. Our goal is an intensive and holistic approach to successfully healing our patients.