Once you are beginning to get into recovery from drugs and alcohol, it is important to rid your body of toxins – drugs and alcohol included.
However, other bad toxins that get into our body can also still linger causing you to feel sad, tired, or even sick.
As you recover and after recovery, it is important to continue to detox your body. Detoxification is like giving the inside of your body a makeover. It helps clean it out and rejuvenate it, giving your body the best chance at fighting other illnesses and diseases.
To detox, follow this simple guide:
Rid your body of the addictive toxin.
The first step to detoxification is to rid your body of the initial toxin causing the issues in the first place. This is what you accomplish by going to rehab – you are cut off from the initial source of a majority of your toxins.
Continue to focus on avoiding sobriety, allowing your body to rid itself of all the remaining toxins.
Incorporate new habits.
An addictive personality is a real thing – you can have traits that give you a predisposition for addiction. So, once you have cut yourself off from the source you might still find yourself craving something else.
Try to turn this craving into a good habit – pick up a new skill or a new hobby and learn to do that instead when you are feeling weak.
Re-hydrate your body.
Once your body is getting rid of all the toxins, it needs to be re-hydrated to function properly. The toxins literally suck the water right out of you – for example, alcohol literally dehydrates you.
By drinking a lot of water, you can aid your body in getting rid of toxins and illness. The more water you drink, the more you flush out of your system.
Put good nutrients in.
After focusing on getting all the bad substances out, it is time to focus on getting the good stuff back in. Try incorporating a healthier diet into your new lifestyle.
A few foods that are great for boosting a healthy immune system are kale, avocados, salmon, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and chia seeds – among quite a few other fruits, vegetables, and other foods.
Get more toxins out.
Toxins are always getting in our body, so just by ridding your body of the drugs or alcohol does not mean you will not have to focus on getting the toxins out anymore.
Activities such as running or jogging are great ways to get out toxins – as you sweat, the toxins leave your body. Exercising will also boost your mood.