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How Healthy Living Can Fight Addiction

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Learn why you need a healthy lifestyle to stay off drugs and alcohol

If you’re attending a luxury rehab or other program to combat addictive illness, you’ve taken an enormous step towards a longer, healthier life. After all, nothing will steal your well-being faster than the degenerative nature of drug and alcohol dependency. But there are other steps you can take to maintain your newfound lifestyle that will continue to keep you in shape for years – both mentally and physically.

Eat the right foods

Good nutrition keeps you alert, energized, and well enough to resist the temptations of drugs and alcohol. Everyone has done something they wish they hadn’t when they were hungry and irritable, but by maintaining good eating habits, you can minimize the risk of this happening. Consider meeting with a nutritionist to develop a customized plan, and be sure to take any vitamins necessary. The assigned physician at your luxury rehab may be able to make recommendations for auxiliary practitioners, such as registered dieticians.

Get enough sleep

Lack of sleep can lead to all sorts of problems, especially if you have an addictive illness. Arrange your schedule so that you get an adequate amount of sleep. Otherwise, you may be prone to stress, poor decision-making, and getting sick or run down. A luxury rehab is a great place to learn good sleep habits, as your private room will be both comfortable and relaxing.

Relieve stress

Don’t forget to engage in stress-relieving activities such as yoga or other forms of exercise. In addition to providing an emotional and physical outlet for everyday frustration, exercise boosts “feel good” endorphins in your brain. For example, this is part of the frequently described “runner’s high” – a safe and legal way to enjoy yourself. Spending time outdoors in the sun is a proven mood booster, so consider a luxury rehab that has beach access and waterfront activities.

Start living healthy today

Our luxury rehab can get you started on the road to a healthier life. After beginning with our detox program, you may transition to an inpatient setting to treat addiction to drugs or alcohol. Located in the beautiful beach resort city of Dana Point, Capo by the Sea is a tranquil, peaceful facility about an hour south of Los Angeles. Enjoy our restful private rooms, outdoor activities, and other healthful tools to conquer addiction once and for all.

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The Top 3 Excuses to Ignore Addiction

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And why you can’t use them anymore

Maybe you’ve taken the first step in combating addictive illness — recognizing there’s a problem. There’s nothing to be ashamed of when you realize you struggle with the disease of alcoholism, or are unable to control your cravings for dangerous drugs. But if you’re putting off addressing it, it can be just as dangerous as not acknowledging the issue at all. Read on to find the top three excuses to ignore your addiction — and why you can never use them again.

I don’t have time

If you think you don’t have time to combat your addiction, or attend an executive recovery program, it’s highly recommended you take a second look. The truth is, you don’t have time not to combat it. If your cardiologist said you needed emergency surgery or you were at high risk for a heart attack, you’d schedule the surgery as soon as possible. If you had a broken leg that needed immediate treatment, you’d tell the doctor to get you a cast ASAP. Just because addiction seems to be invisible doesn’t mean it’s any less of a serious illness – one you need to make time to treat.

It’s not really that bad

“It’s not really that bad” and “I can handle it” are all offshoots of the “I don’t really have a problem” excuse. Like wolves dressed up in sheeps’ clothing, it’s your addiction telling you lies so it can continue running your life. You may tell yourself you have more important things to do than attend an executive recovery program – work more hours, for example, or deal with family issues. But addictive illness is degenerative, and if left untreated, can reach a critical point quickly. If you wait, there’s a chance you may not have a job, a family, or even a life to go back to.

I’ll get to it later

The sad and shocking part of addictive illness is that there may not be a “later.” For instance, all it takes is one drink too many behind the wheel to cause a fatal car accident. The last injection of an illegal drug could be the one that results in an overdose. When it comes to addiction, there’s not a moment to lose: you need to seek help now.

No more excuses: contact our intake counselors today, and let Capo by the Sea’s executive recovery help you.

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