Physical fitness bring to your recovery from drug and alcohol addiction
Structure. It’s one more thing to fill your day that’s positive – and
keeps you out of trouble.
A sense of accomplishment. Before you see any results in terms
of weight loss or toning, just completing a few workouts in a row can
give you a sense of accomplishment, which can encourage you as you
deal with situations that may make you want to drink or get high.
“Happy chemicals.” Endorphins kick in when you exercise,
making you feel good. When you feel good, you’re less likely to
Improved self-esteem. When you look better, you feel better about
yourself – more confident, more independent, more powerful. All of
these things will make you more effective in your recovery.