(Courtesy of Recovery at the Crossroads) The team at Recovery at the Crossroads (RAC) introduced a wellness aspect into its client treatment plans in order to expand each individual’s recovery process. At RAC, they know if you want to do well in all areas of your life, you must make your health a priority. When coupled with a healthy lifestyle, wellness goes beyond the boundaries of general health. It encompasses a positive outlook on mind, body, and soul and is something over which we often have more control.
There are various dimensions of wellness that can be viewed as a quality, state or process. Emotional wellness deals with thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It allows you to clearly recognize and accept your feelings, both positive and negative. This includes adapting to stress, life changes and difficult times. When recovering from alcohol or drug addiction there can be many aspects at play. That’s why health and wellness is a priority at Recovery at the Crossroads. They help their clients improve their emotional wellness and teach them skills for daily living such as:
- Being optimistic and focusing on the positive aspects of life
- Learning to accept emotions, whether good, bad, or ugly
- Building and maintaining strong relationships
- Staying in the moment
- Practicing mindfulness
- Smiling as much as possible
- Maintaining a good work/life balance
- Getting enough sleep at night
- Seeking professional support when necessary
- Managing stress through positive coping methods
Spiritual wellness is another dimension of wellness that is a focus at RAC. This can be achieved in a variety of ways including organized religion, prayer, meditation or yoga along with a careful assessment of your morals, values and beliefs. RAC also implements Adventure Therapy, a combination of martial arts, yoga and Pilates that promotes stress reduction and builds confidence and trust in one’s physical ability. A weekly spirituality group speaks in a general way to your soul and the attitude necessary to facilitate healthy change.
Finally, RAC focuses on wellness of the body. Neck and body massages are offered along with wellness consultations, including but not limited to sleep disturbance, depression and anxiety relief. RAC also offers other suggestions that can be used daily to improve overall health and wellness, including:
- Consuming a well-balanced diet
- Eating breakfast every day
- Scheduling routine physical exams with a medical provider
- Getting enough sleep at night
- Learning to listen to your body and recognize early signs of illness
Recovery at the Crossroads offers a warm and professional atmosphere enhanced by the commitment of our wellness program to treat all aspects of each client’s life. The program provides a variety of wrap-around services that encourage and enhance the development of a healthy mind, body and soul, and that complement state-of-the-art clinical treatment. If you or a loved one are seeking addiction and mental health treatment that focuses on all aspects of your recovery, then Recovery at the Crossroads is the place for you.
To learn more, visit www.racnj.com or call (856) 474-1602.