Alcohol and drugs can contribute to changes in your brain. Certain drugs affect areas of the brain related to feeling pleasure, sleep regulation, mood, concentration, and memory. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help the healing process.
1- Taking control of your sleep. Not getting quality rest at night can affect your mood and concentration the next day. In order to get the most out of your recovery and heal, you need to be getting enough sleep at night. Here are some tips to get the most out of bedtime.
2- Healthy eating contributes to brain power. There is a connection between diet and mood. If you eat sugary foods loaded with carbs, you will feel sluggish and fatigued during the day. Here are some foods that encourage brain power:
3- Meditation and mindfulness aid the healing process. Part of healing from addiction is to learn how to calm yourself. Meditation and mindfulness are excellent ways to stay in the moment and rid your mind of negative thoughts. You can go to a mindfulness therapist to learn how to implement strategies in your daily life. You could also:
4- Pleasure and fun is actually good for you. When you get sober, your definition of fun may change. Many medical professional actually understand and encourage their patients to go out and have fun, here are some examples:
5- Healthy relationships can also help heal your brain. Toxic relationships can negatively affect your mood. Try to stay connected with people who are positive, sober, or can hold you accountable. Healthy relationships really boost your mood and focus.
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