Long-term recovery from drug or alcohol use often means a distinct change in behavior, mindset and lifestyle. Finding new ways to experience life without substances can help promote a wellness lifestyle that incorporates exercise, nutrition, new activities and hobbies. Because mental and physical health are so intertwined, overall wellness and recovery can go hand-in-hand.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about half of people with a mental health condition will also struggle with addiction at some point in their lives and vice versa. Because addiction and mental health conditions often co-occur, ongoing mental and physical health care is a key part of recovery.

Find resources and articles about wellness in recovery to learn how to maintain long-term sobriety and overall health.

How Meditation Can Enhance Addiction RecoveryI’ll never forget the first time I tried mindful meditation. It was like someone switched my brain off for 30 glorious minutes.
Top 5 Habits That Keep Me RecoveringMy life is a testament to the power of habits — both bad and good. Today I’m in recovery because of bad habits that turned into addictions over time.
The Power of Journaling as an Essential Recovery Practice I’ll never forget the words my first sponsor said to me during our initial meeting: I can see that you’re really disconnected between your head and your heart, she said.
The Meditative Power of CyclingCycling as meditation? You ask. What? Are you crazy?! Well, I am a little bonkers—in a good way!—but cycling really does have meditative powers for me.
How Healthy Eating Enhanced My RecoveryEating in a healthful way can enhance your recovery, because you are making choices that are creating more energy to enjoy life.