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September is National Recovery Month: Let’s Talk About Stress

National Recovery Month is a time to celebrate those who have embarked on their journey into sobriety. It is also a time to reflect on what makes a recovery strong. There are many things you can do on a daily basis to help keep your recovery strong, whether you’ve been in recovery for weeks or years. One of the most important things that we like to emphasize during National Recovery Month is stress management. Stress can be a quick saboteur to recovery, regardless of how long you’ve been in recovery or how confident you might be.

One of the most important things that we like to emphasize during National Recovery Month is stress management. Stress can be a quick saboteur to recovery, regardless of how long you’ve been in recovery or how confident you might be. It’s always a good idea to take this time to check in with your self and see how you are managing. And remember, stress isn’t always about major life events, it can also be daily hassles that add up over time!

If you notice this National Recovery Month that your stress levels are inching their way up there, here are some ways to help you manage it: Read more

Want More Summer Sober Fun in Atlanta this August?

Your sober fun in Atlanta isn’t over yet!

We really stress at ExecuCare that the an important element to a healthy and sustainable recovery is to find new ways to be active and engage in a social life that doesn’t revolve around drugs or alcohol. Find sober fun in Atlanta because an important element to a healthy and sustainable recovery is to find new ways to be active and engage in a social life.

It might seem like a challenge in early recovery. It’s usually because your social life, in fact most aspects of your life, have revolved around your drug or alcohol use. You may have forgotten or haven’t learned yet all of the things you really enjoy doing. Once you start to realize how great you feel after detoxing with NTR and entering a comprehensive treatment plan, you will start to find activities that genuinely make you happy and offer you an opportunity to meet like-minded people.

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6 Steps to Strengthen Your Recovery

Help strengthen your recovery with these simple steps.

Help strengthen your recovery with these simple steps.Addiction recovery is an ongoing process that doesn’t end when your initial treatment is complete.Addiction recovery is an ongoing process that doesn’t end when your initial treatment is complete. Practicing self-care is crucial to making sure that your recovery continues on the right path. Small changes in our every day lives can have a huge impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Here are six, sustainable steps to strengthen your recovery:

Step One: Get Moving. Find ways to be active that you enjoy and do them on a regular basis. Exercise is such a key element in keeping your brain healthy and your recovery strong. There are so many benefits to exercising, such as reducing stress, managing weight, improving brainpower, and more.

Step Two: Eat Right. Your diet can have a huge impact on your mental and physical health. Try to avoid crash diets that can leave your body feeling unsupported and aim for a diet of balance and moderation. Try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables and rule out any food allergies that might cause any unnecessary strain on your body.  Read more

Keep Moving Foward: Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Here are some reasons why you should take advantage of the mental health benefits of exercise. Boot camps, yoga, biking, and more. Keep moving forward!Listing the mental health benefits of exercise makes us realize just how important it is to a sound recovery.

Sometimes the most basic things offer the most life changing solutions. Exercise can have a major impact on our daily lives as well as our overall health and well-being. Staying active is key to keeping our brains healthy and an overall recovery strong. The great thing about exercise is that it comes in many forms, biking, swimming, running, weights, yoga – there are many ways to reap the rewards of staying active.

Here are a few of the mental health benefits of exercise

  1. Reduces stress and anxiety.
  2. Boosts ‘feel-good’ chemicals in the brain.
  3. Increases brainpower, improves memory/focus, and protects against cognitive decline.
  4. Bolsters self-esteem.
  5. Cranks up your energy.
  6. Promotes relaxation and better sleep.

The key is to find types of exercise that you enjoy doing so that you are more likely to want to keep doing them. Try to do some form of exercise on a regular basis and change it up every once and while. Read more

Rehab Atlanta Style: Spend a Day at the Beach!

Rehab Atlanta style includes heading to the beach for some R&R!

Rehab Atlanta style includes heading to the beach for some R&R! Here are beaches within driving distance to make sure your addiction recovery includes relaxation!Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is an ongoing practice. We’re here to help you find ways to continue your recovery journey. And one of the tools, you learn early on is that finding a sober life means finding ways relax. Drugs and alcohol are often used to escape, relax, relieve pain or tension, or to reward or celebrate. So in recovery, you need to learns to do this in other ways. Rest and relaxation aren’t optional elements of recovery, they’re essential.  Read more

Recovery in ATL: Piedmont Park in Spring!

Visit Piedmont Park in the spring – it’s a great place to spend time if you’re in addiction recovery in ATL! Visit Piedmont Park in the spring - it's a great place to spend time if you're in addiction recovery in ATL! Here's a list of spring activities for healthy living practices.

Spring is here and it’s time to re-motivate your healthy living practices. Spending time in nature, eating well and exercising are all important elements to a successful, long-term recovery. And what better place to do it all than Atlanta’s very own Piedmont Park.

Some great activities in Piedmont Park for those in recovery in ATL: Read more

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