When it comes to addiction recovery, you likely develop this long list of things that you can’t do, places you can’t go, and people you can’t hang out with…
It can seem overwhelming at times thinking of all the things you have to avoid.
But, there is also a long list of things you should be doing…
And, at the top of that list should be getting healthy. After addiction, your body is likely tired and weak – it has been beaten down constantly over the duration of the times you were abusing drugs and alcohol.
So, it is important that you work to restore your body to a healthier version of you. This is important to your physical health – you need to make up for the lost time of nurturing your body that was lost during addiction. But, this is also beneficial for your mental health as well – it can help you find the strength to fight cravings and it can help give you the energy to be productive and change your lifestyle.
Part of becoming healthy and moving toward a healthier lifestyle is also incorporating vitamins and supplements into your life. This will better help you achieve the goal of living a healthier lifestyle and here’s why:
Those recovering from addiction are often mineral deficient – this is a result of poor dietary habits and decreased organ function. So, it is important to restore these levels to help your body get back to functioning like normal.
A few minerals recovering addicts are most commonly deficient in include zinc, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and chromium.
By taking vitamins and supplements to ensure you restore the natural levels of these items to your body you can help reduce your number of headaches, depression, fatigue, cramping, and can help improve bone health and nerve function.
Not only does addiction strip your body of the vitamins and minerals you need, but it also strips your body of the ability to properly absorb them. So, as a result, you might find that just taking a few supplements here and there just isn’t cutting it.
However, there are vitamins that can help improve your uptake of those supplements.
Try taking things like multivitamins and vitamins A, B, and C. All of these can help normalize things like vision, red blood cell development, skin regeneration, appetite, and nerve function. And, they can also help improve your organs’ ability to uptake those other vitamins, minerals, and supplements.