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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 relapse.
  • 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.