Cravings are one of the most difficult barriers in recovery. Addiction is both a physiological and psychological disease, and both components play a role in cravings. Your body is so used to having the addictive substance in its system. When the body is not receiving the addictive substance, it does not feel normal. Cravings are the most severe during detox, but they can still persist after detox. Your addictive substance has helped you assuage some form of psychological distress. Until you develop the tools from therapy, you will experience cravings when you are facing the reality of the psychological distress that you have been trying to assuage with your substance of choice.
Drug rehabs in Florida help you manage cravings in several ways:
Health and Fitness
Rehabs have a dietitian to coordinate healthy, balanced diets for the clients. Eating a nutritious diet helps get your body’s chemistry back on track, which will reduce cravings. Most Florida rehabs have fitness centers with an abundance of equipment. Exercise is also an excellent restore you health, and it provides a great outlet for psychological distress.
Rehabs offer a variety of recreational activities (e.g. sports, yoga/meditation, nature trail, art, music, trips to the beach and other off-site places, etc.) to treat the psychosocial aspect of addiction. The intention of these activities is to help you address and solve your unconscious psychological problems through hands-on activities, and they are also intended to teach you how to have fun and socialize as a sober person. Participating in a variety of pleasurable activities treats cravings by distracting you and providing a natural high.
In addition to experiential therapies, the psychological aspect of addiction is treated via individual talk therapy and group therapy. Individual therapy focuses on your personal psychological stressors, and group therapy teaches you to collaborate with other recovering addicts on solutions to issues that arise in recovery.
A Solution in Florida by the Sea for Your Cravings
Seacrest Recovery Center is located in Boynton Beach, Florida. Our unique Phase Back to Life Program offers the benefits of both an inpatient and outpatient program. Though not required, you have the option of living at the facility during the first two phases while being able to leave to attend work or school and see your family. Our staff is highly-trained in taking the holistic approach to addiction treatment, which will be effective for treating cravings. We also accept most major insurance plans.
If you are interested in Seacrest Recovery to start the first step to your new life, call us today at 833-846-5669