Important Lifestyle Choices For Sober Living

Posted on: 20 May 2019

If you are living in a sober living facility to help you overcome your addictions, then you are on your way to a more fulfilling life, filled with hope. You will learn how to cope with your addictions so that when you return to mainstream society, you will have the tools you need to effectively acclimate yourself your work and home environments. Here are some important lifestyle choices that will be a part of your sober living experience:

Social Interaction

Social interaction with those who are experiencing the same challenges as you is an integral component in the recovery process in the sober living environment. Forging relationships with your sober living peers may result in lifelong friendships, which is crucial to those who have struggled with addiction.

Support from people who have gone through what you have gone through is very valuable and can make you stronger and more resilient to relapse. Sober living residents who enjoy peer support may be more likely to go to lead rich, fulfilling lives than those who lack support from their peers.

Optimal Nutritional Intervention 

You will have access to nutritional meals in a sober home environment. When you are struggling with recovery, you may not have a robust appetite. Because of this, you may develop nutritional deficiencies, which can lead to suppressed immune function, fatigue, and depression.

Eating nutrient-dense foods such as lean sources of protein, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, legumes, and grains, will help you get the recommended daily allowances for essential nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin D, fiber, and B vitamins such as folic acid and thiamine. If you are struggling with alcohol abuse, you may be severely deficient in B vitamins, which may cause you to feel weak and short of breath.

A vitamin B deficiency may also lead to a sore, beefy red, and inflamed tongue, which can make it difficult for you to eat and drink. Once nutritional deficiencies have been corrected through optimal dietary intake, you will feel much better and more hopeful for a brighter future. 

If you believe that you have a drug or alcohol addiction problems, stay in close contact with your physician. He or she may recommend you enter a rehab facility and may also help you choose the facility that best suits your physical, psychological, and financial needs.

After you have successfully completed your rehabilitation program, your health care provider may recommend that you consider living in a sober house environment to further keep you on the path of successful recovery.