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.