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Quick Health Tips for a Happier Recovery Journey

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The journey toward addiction recovery takes worthwhile dedication and hard work, and juggling physical and mental well-being can become challenging. With each passing day, patients learn to focus on their goals and aspirations while attending substance use treatment and group counseling to help them work through difficulties while finding support from their peers. There are simple ways to keep mental health in check that can easily become overlooked because they seem cliché or obvious, but sometimes the simple things are the most vital.


Adjusting to medication-assisted treatment and a new lifestyle without drug misuse requires the body to make some changes. One of the most important factors during this transition is keeping the body hydrated, including electrolytes! Not only does water help flush the system, but it lubricates joints and revives skin cells as well. Many people neglect their health while actively using, and some live in a constant state of dehydration which can lead to chronic health issues. In recovery, something as small as drinking plenty of fluids can help clear brain fog and increase energy. Drinking plain water is great, but waters infused with citrus, herbs like mint, and even cucumbers can make it tastier with the benefit of extra vitamins.

Physical Activity

Health experts are always urging people to be active every day, and for a good reason. Just thirty minutes of light exercise, like a brisk walk or yoga, can positively impact the mind and body. For those in recovery especially, the endorphins released during physical activity help stimulate an area of the brain often damaged by substance misuse. It can also provide stress relief for those who struggle with anxiety. A gym membership isn’t required to get the body moving daily; there are thousands of free exercise routines online for a range of physical abilities from beginner to more advanced.

Oral Health

The teeth and gums are more critical to overall wellness than people realize. Dental health is also one of the most neglected aspects for people actively using drugs. Recovery is a great time to reestablish proper oral hygiene using simple gadgets like water irrigation flossers and electric toothbrushes. Along with seeing a professional dental provider for advanced issues like decay and infections, getting on the path of an improved tooth and gum care routine can revitalize overall health and prevent serious illness in the future.


Many people in recovery may struggle with their appetite initially as addiction often causes irregular eating patterns and opting for quick and processed foods. Focusing on eating meals that include fresh ingredients like fruits and vegetables is a simple way to eat healthier, even if it’s all blended into a smoothie. Quality proteins like grilled meat, poultry, and fish are also vital in helping rebuild the body’s immune system, along with beneficial fats from nuts, avocados, and dairy too.

HCRC is proud to serve the surrounding communities with quality medication-assisted treatment programs for people ready to take their addiction head on. Specialized medical providers and nursing staff at each clinic are committed to treating each patient with the dignity and compassion they deserve as they work to better their lives for a life free from substance misuse. To learn more, message or call a nearby HCRC location today.

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Health Care Resource Centers Clinical Team

Health Care Resource Centers Clinical Team

Health Care Resource Centers Clinical Team

The Clinical Team at Health Care Resource Centers is our team of physicians and medical directors within the organization. HCRC is a CARF accredited organization and has been providing addiction treatment services for over 32 years in the New England area.

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