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How to Overcome Addiction in the Fall in Florida

How to Overcome Addiction in the Fall in Florida

Fall is a special time with the holidays, which can be overwhelming for those fighting addiction. Whether it’s losing family, friends, jobs, financial instability—overcoming addiction in the Fall can be challenging.

Luckily, there are ways to overcome addiction in the Fall with the right resources and environment.

Read on to learn more about fighting addiction during the holidays and how to get help for substance abuse in South Florida.

Join a Local or Online Recovery Group

Trying to help get during the holidays can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be.

Today, groups such as Alcohol Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) provide resources and meetings for those in recovery. Both in-person and online sessions are available.

Social media groups are also available to connect with those locally who share common interests and recovery.

Find a Hobby

Cravings tend to be a reason people relapse, and finding a hobby to take your mind off those cravings can help tremendously.

Getting into a hobby can relieve stress, achieve goals, and connect with others with similar interests. For instance, joining an archery club near you can help you focus while having fun.

Exercise

More people tend to be indoors during the Fall due to cold weather or snow, depending on location. In Florida, that is not the case, and many people enjoy the outdoors while getting their daily exercise.

A study from 2010 showed that exercise for recovery does help, stating:

“The completion rate of the participants during the training period was on average 52%, which is considered as a success in treatments with drug abusers, usually characterized by a low compliance and commitment. The results of the participants who completed the programme (n = 20) showed an increased oxygen uptake of an average of 10%, improved self-reported quality of life and a higher energy level for the majority of the participants. The [participants] obtained a better body image, became more sensitive to physical pain and disorders and reduced their drug intake during the training period. The long-term effect showed that five of the 20 abusers interviewed reported that they still had not taken drugs, 10 had downgraded their intake, four experienced no change at all and one died through an overdose.”

The study concluded that the exercise did help, but consistency and change in behavior are factors to stay in recovery.

Whether it’s weightlifting, running, cycling, yoga—choose an activity, and stick with it!

Enter a Drug Rehab

If you feel you cannot practice recovery alone or find it challenging to stay on course, consider joining a drug rehab.

Most drug rehabs have 24/7 service for you, combined with inpatient and outpatient services. Connect with professionals who will help you on your journey, and set you up for success after rehab.

In particular, South Florida is an excellent location because of the weather and endless activities to keep you busy during the holidays. Consider Victory Recovery Center as the rehab of your choice this Fall!

Get Help for Opioid Addiction in South Florida

Have you or a loved one suffered from substance abuse? Victory Recovery Center is willing to work with you to ensure you get the treatment you deserve at your convenience.

Contact Victory Recovery Center, a South Florida drug rehab—available 24 Hours, 7 days a week. Call us NOW 1-(855)-492-1515.

 

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