4 Amazing Health Benefits of Ending Substance Use
When substance use ends, it can change a person’s life for the better. Here are four examples:
1. Mental Focus and Clarity
Improved mental health and overall well-being occur when a person stops using substances. The less the body is filled with chemicals and toxins, the more the individual will experience mental clarity and focus.
With nothing to cloud the mind, the brain has a chance to function at a higher level. The individual won’t start the day with a hangover and fuzzy memories. Instead, they’ll acknowledge that being present in the moment feels better than experiencing numbing reality.
2. Optimal Health
During recovery, the body is detoxifying and cleansing itself while adjusting to being substance-free. This isn’t easy! But offering the body a chance to work efficiently is a huge benefit. This shows up through better sleep patterns, greater mental focus and physical stamina. Without substances, the body has a chance to revert to its natural biochemical state and function at a much more optimal level.
3. Better Skin
When it comes to improving physical health, better skin is one of the noticeable changes people experience in recovery. They have a more radiant complexion, look better overall and have more confidence.
4. More Energy
Substances like alcohol are depressants, which make people feel tired and sluggish. Without the constant negative effect of alcohol, the body has a lot more energy to work with. This energy can lead to healthier choices and a more energetic, happier individual.
Happiness and satisfaction are easier to come by when you’re doing good things for yourself.
If you or someone you know is a licensed health care professional and experiencing a substance use disorder, please reach out to the NE LAP at (800) 851-2336 or (402) 354-8055 to begin the recovery process.