How Aftercare Helps

How Aftercare Helps Secure Recovery

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process. Ending the cycle of substance use requires work and commitment during treatment and recovery.

In medicine, treating illness and disease is often followed by a period of continuing care. During this time the patient is monitored by professionals and assisted by care professionals, undergoes physical therapy, and learns new life skills to cope as they heal.

In the field of addiction, we call continuing care “aftercare” to help secure recovery. It comes after treatment, as the client enters recovery. During aftercare, clients still have the knowledge and dedication of their treatment team behind them, the support of loved ones who want them to succeed, and the skills they learned in treatment to cope.

Aftercare is the period in which the client learns the skills they need during the lifelong recovery process. You might be wondering what you can expect when you have completed your initial treatment. After all, during treatment, you will have spent a great deal of time practicing skills. Now you will put them to use.

Why Aftercare Is Essential to Recovery

It is important to understand that substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic disease. A chronic disease is one that is lifelong and requires long-term treatment and care. Examples of other diseases that are considered chronic are asthma and cardiovascular disease.

As with any chronic illness, relapse is an unfortunate concern. The best way to prevent a relapse is to have a good aftercare routine grounded in principles a client has learned during treatment. This may include using techniques such as mindfulness to cope with cravings and overcome temptations.

The foundations of aftercare are laid when a client first begins their treatment program. Like treatment, aftercare is personally tailored to each individual. After all, disease affects everyone differently. Your treatment and aftercare should reflect your individual needs to achieve the best possible result.

Your plan for continuing care should also reflect your goals. Having something to focus on is important for achieving sobriety. Whether you want to focus on your career, your family, or even a higher power, your treatment and care plan should help you to achieve that goal.

You deserve a caring, compassionate team that understands all aspects of treatment and recovery. At Twilight Recovery Center, your care team’s top priority is your continuing wellness and happiness.

Reconnecting With Yourself After Treatment

Life is about personal growth and the developmental milestones we achieve as we work toward our goals. One of the ways we achieve our goals in recovery is by reconsidering the way in which we live. Part of achieving sobriety and recovery is by creating a new life in which sobriety becomes easy while substance use becomes harder.

As you can probably surmise, recovery involves looking inward at yourself, critically examining your life, and restructuring your existence in a positive way that helps you to recover substance-free. A substance user can achieve this through many methods: psychotherapy, self-help groups, peer support, and mindfulness techniques.

There are five rules that can help recovering substance users achieve lasting recovery. They are:

  • Change your lifestyle to one that seeks sobriety, eliminating those things that cause you stress, weigh you down, or led you to substance use
  • Engage in honesty with yourself and those around you
  • Be willing to ask for help, and understand that your care team and loved ones are there to support you at every step of your treatment and recovery process
  • Practice self-care: meditate, be mindful, and be good to your body and mind
  • Follow the rules set before you in your treatment and recovery programs

Recovery and aftercare are about more than achieving sobriety. Recovery is a complete change in lifestyle that allows you to see a world where substance use is difficult and undesirable, while sobriety is easy and wanted.

Stress Reduction in Aftercare

Stress is a major factor that contributes to most substance use relapses. Understanding the role of stress and how to create a calm environment in recovery is an important part of the aftercare process.

One reason that stress plays such a large role in potential relapse is that it is often a factor that led to the continuing use of controlled substances before treatment. Studies have shown that alcohol and nicotine use is often precipitated by stressful events among users of those substances.

Overcoming stress and creating a serene mindset may seem daunting, but it is highly achievable. As we discussed, it involves changing your life and mindset. We can achieve this by engaging in mindfulness techniques and focusing on our physical and mental health.

Reconnecting with nature and feeling connected to the world around you, using mindfulness techniques to reconnect with your goals and needs, and implementing guided nutrition and exercise programs are all ways you can change your lifestyle and embrace a healthier you. At Twilight Recovery Center, these skills are incorporated from the beginning stages of treatment. Our specialists are focused on therapies to make your mind, body, and spirit well again.

Peer Support, Belief, and Success in Recovery

A big part of aftercare is the support structure around you. It is important to have a belief or focus, whether that is a child, family member, or higher power. Having your loved ones around you to support continued sobriety in aftercare plays a big part in a successful recovery.

At Twilight Recovery Center, caring professionals focus on your holistic recovery, understanding that your aftercare plan should continue to focus on keeping your mind, body, and spirit well. Aftercare is a lifelong practice and essential to your recovery.

 

Treatment for substance use does not end with sobriety. Recovery from substance use is a lifelong commitment, and long-term treatment plans are essential for success. That is why you need to have a team on your side to craft a treatment and aftercare plan that will continue to focus on your success. At Twilight Recovery Center our focus is on you, whether you are in the inpatient treatment program or have left the facility on the road to recovery. We will be there with you to support you in any way you need and to champion your success. You can take control of your life. We will help you find the tools to get there and help with all your aftercare needs. Your success is important to us. Call (888) 414-8183 and speak with one of our caring professionals today.
equine therapy

Equine Therapy as a Treatment for Mental Health Disorders

For many centuries, animals have been shown to positively impact human health and functioning through direct human-animal contact. Nowadays, there are service animal programs and a broad range of animal-assisted therapies (AAT) used for treating physical and mental health disorders.

Equine therapy is one of the most commonly used forms of AAT for the treatment of diseases affecting mental health. This does not come as a surprise. Literature from the 17th century indicates that riding horses was used to treat neurological diseases. Even Hippocrates, the father of medicine, talked about riding and healing.

What Is Equine Therapy?

In equine-assisted therapy (EAT) horses are incorporated into the therapeutic process and play an essential role in recovery. An article by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health defines equine therapy as an interaction between horse and patient to promote physical and mental health, social functioning, and learning. The activity must be led by a certified equine therapist. The aim is to support and improve the participant’s bodily, cognitive, and psychological functions.

How Does Equine Therapy Work?

EAT can help people overcome many physical challenges and psychological disorders. Equine therapy can be different for each individual. The method used will depend on the individual’s needs, type of health struggles, and end goals. However, all therapy methods have something in common: they promote a deeper connection with oneself, one’s senses, the outside world, and others. The following are some of the different types of equine therapy:

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

The client will work alongside an equine therapist to improve mental health conditions and substance use disorders. Considered a form of “talk therapy,” they will be able to ride or work with horses using all of their senses and the environment to connect with their thoughts and emotions.

Equine-Assisted Learning

With this form of therapy, the focus is on improving communication skills, confidence, self-control, and self-awareness through the interaction between horse and patient. The horse and therapist will help teach the client safety, respect, boundaries, trust, responsibility, and other life skills.

Therapeutic Riding

A certified therapeutic riding instructor is required for this type of therapy. There is evidence that it helps improve confidence, self-esteem, self-confidence, and trauma healing.

Hippotherapy

The client will sit or lay on the horse while a licensed physical, speech, or occupational therapist ensures safety. The movements help improve postural balance, core strength, trunk stability, coordination, and neuromuscular disorders.

Advantages of Equine-Assisted Therapy

The various forms of EAT show positively affect physical, cognitive, psychological, and social functions. The combination of equine therapy with other typical therapy methods provides better results than regular therapy alone. Since attachments form between people and animals, this type of therapy stimulates the development of diverse abilities. Interacting with the horse can help with balance, coordination, fitness, memory, self-confidence, mood, patience, how one treats themselves and others, behavioral problems, and more.

Unique Traits

These specific traits are unique to horses and make EAT stand out from regular forms of therapy and other AATs:

  • Broad body-to-body contact
  • High body temperature causes a decrease in muscle spasticity and hypertonicity
  • Width provides stretches in different muscle groups
  • Tri-rotational movement produces forces similar to walking, which improve core strength and nervous function
  • Ability to mimic their environment and interactions reflecting the patient’s emotional and physical state and encouraging self-awareness
  • Conditioned to be mindful but unbiased and non-judgemental
  • Being out in nature with the horse encourages feelings of gratitude, mindfulness, and balance

Health Benefits

Evidence shows that equine therapy provides a plethora of health benefits, some of which are:

  • Improved self-confidence/self-acceptance
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Impulse control
  • Improved communication skills
  • Learning to care for oneself and others
  • Social and self-awareness
  • Distress tolerance
  • Trust in self and others
  • Identifying and coping with thoughts and emotions

Disorders That Can Be Treated

Equine therapy provides an immense amount of health benefits. Several physical and mental health disorders can benefit and improve with the use of this modality. These include but are not limited to:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance use disorder
  • Panic disorders/phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Paralysis
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Down syndrome
  • Learning difficulties
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Visual and auditory disabilities

Equine Therapy in Substance Use Disorders

The journal Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment studied the numerous benefits of EAT in addiction. The participants of the study highlighted that equine therapy was something to look forward to and a nice variation from their usual treatment routine. Being outside and connecting with the horses allowed them to focus on the present moment instead of the issues they were facing. They also mentioned that caring for the horses taught them a lot about responsibility, caring for themselves, and caring for others.

Although they enjoyed the activity, it was noted that what fulfilled them most was the opportunity to do something productive and useful. Feeling important and that their existence makes a difference made all the difference for them. It was also acknowledged that being in the stable as opposed to the inpatient facility allowed them to truly focus on and discover who they really are beyond a substance use disorder patient. Some even acknowledged that if it were not for horse therapy they would have abandoned treatment. They were able to build a positive self, one of acceptance, importance and need and change for the better.

Equine-assisted therapy

This therapy can play an essential role in your recovery from mental health disorders. There is evidence of the positively affect physical, cognitive, psychological, and social functions. The combination of equine therapy and other typical therapy methods exhibits better results than regular therapy alone. This is especially true when combatting substance use disorder. Equine therapy provides clients with the opportunity to know they are so much more than their addiction. It helps them build a positive image of themselves; acceptance and need. At Twilight Recovery, we offer a highly trained expert in psychotherapy with horses as well as many other healthcare professionals on a beautiful beach location. Our goal is for you to experience the peace and freedom that sobriety can bring. If you are ready to seek recovery your way from a loving and caring team, contact us at (888) 414-8183 today.
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Wellness and Addiction Treatment

Reclaim Yourself Through Wellness and Addiction Treatment. Recovery from substance abuse is more than just abstaining from drugs and alcohol. It’s completely overhauling destructive patterns and habits and relearning how to make overall health a top priority. That includes not only physical health, but also mental, emotional, and even spiritual health, through incorporating healthy routines and practices. Comprehensive wellness in all facets of life will help you maintain sobriety while also giving you renewed energy and strength to fulfill your goals.

Incorporating comprehensive health and wellness practices into your daily life will help relieve anxiety and depression while allowing you to enjoy life more and achieve long-lasting sobriety.

Reclaiming Wellness 101

There are many ways to achieve wellness in all facets of life. At Twilight Recovery Center, we practice a holistic approach to healing, which teams physical recovery with mental and spiritual recovery. To do this, we not only treat patients with in-house rehabilitation, but encourage other wellness practices as well.

Getting the Right Nutrition

Chances are, while in the throes of substance addiction, you were not in the right frame of mind to make healthy eating habits. The combination of drugs and poor dietary choices can, unsurprisingly, wreak havoc on the body. Poor nutrition not only decreases energy and overall physical health but can make you feel tired and more negative. The constant presence of negative emotions can make it easier to turn to drugs as a quick fix to feel better, which ultimately results in feeling worse when the high wears off.

Part of recovery is making sure you are well nourished. Every meal or snack is an opportunity to replenish nutrients lost in the struggle of addiction. It’s not uncommon for people to start detoxification in a malnourished state, worsened by feelings of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. As the body is weaned off of drugs during detox, lost fluids and nutrients must be replaced. That’s why good nutrition is a strong focus in cultivating wellness.

A dietician who is knowledgeable about addiction can help you develop an eating plan that can restore your health. People in substance abuse recovery may need to focus on the following areas:

  • Restoring fluids by drinking more water, rather than alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, or caffeinated beverages
  • Planning meals and snacks ahead of time, before hunger pangs begin
  • Having water and healthy snacks on hand

Many people in recovery crave sweets and other unhealthy snacks to substitute for alcohol or drugs. It’s not uncommon for overeating to become a substitute for getting drunk or high. Therefore, learning to eat well is critical for also learning how to function without substances.

Encouraging Regular Exercise

Did you know that exercise can produce what’s often called a natural high? This is the effect of endorphins, brain chemicals that are released through physical activity. These endorphins also result in a lifted mood, which can ease feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress, and help reduce the temptation to use again. Physical activity, such as sports or joining a gym, also helps fill the time that might otherwise be spent getting high.

Additional benefits of exercise for substance abuse recovery include:

  • Increased strength, stamina, blood flow, and healing for bodies that have been weakened by prolonged drug use
  • Changes in brain chemistry that fuel feelings of addiction
  • Release of neurochemicals that naturally increase energy and feelings of contentment and well-being
  • Weight stabilization, improved flexibility, improved cardiovascular health, and reduced blood pressure
  • Increased feelings of confidence and self-efficacy
  • Reduced dependence, temptation, and “need” for drugs to get by

Cultivating wellness in the form of exercise can help replace old habits with healthy ones, making substances less desirable to cope with negative emotions or boredom.

Learning to Manage Stress in a Healthy Way

Stress is one of the biggest contributors to substance abuse and relapse, especially in early recovery. It can take some time to learn how to replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with healthy ones, especially when you have to face stress with a sober mind.

Managing stress in a healthy way can help reduce heart rate, feel calm, deepen breathing, and restore concentration, all while reducing the urge to get high. These practices can also raise the levels of brain chemicals, such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is responsible for feelings of relaxation and contentment. This is important for healing bodies that have essentially been trained to associate those feelings with drug use.

Stress Reduction Techniques

Calming both body and mind is a crucial skill that is learned in recovery. Along with regular therapy appointments, some of the following techniques can be used for stress reduction:

  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Listening to music
  • Massage therapy
  • Journaling
  • Art therapy
  • Being out in nature: walking, biking, hiking, or gardening

Practicing Healthy Sleep Habits

The average adult requires 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. This is one of the most effective natural ways of getting enough energy to face the next day. To do this, it’s recommended that you go to bed and get up at about the same time every day. It’s also recommended you limit caffeine intake and the amount of time spent napping during the day, so you’re adequately tired at bedtime.

Seeing a Therapist

It can be beneficial to have an unbiased third party who can help walk you through complex emotions, traumas, and other underlying causes of substance abuse. Therapy is also beneficial for managing co-occurring mental health conditions along with substance abuse.

At Twilight Recovery Center, we believe that practicing comprehensive healthy habits, in addition to medical treatment, is the key to treating substance abuse. Sometimes that requires a change of pace from the ordinary or getting out of an unhealthy environment in order to fully detox. Our beautiful facility located in Mexico is more than just a treatment center: it’s an oasis. From beautiful beaches, captivating sunsets, and wellness tools such as nutritious meal plans and healing activities, we help many people overcome the prison of addiction and achieve sobriety. You can rediscover yourself and reclaim all that life has to offer with a clear mind and healthy body. Complete freedom from substance abuse is available when you call us at (888) 414-8183. Learn more about the programs and treatments we offer, payment and insurance plans, and how our rehabilitation facility has already changed countless lives.
Role of Holistic Therapies

Holistic Therapies, Its Role in Substance Use Disorders

The term “holistic treatment” covers a wide range of options for treating an even wider range of medical conditions. Regarding substance abuse and addiction, specifically, it is best to  include holistic methods alongside medical treatment to treat the whole person: that is, the mind, body, and spirit. These treatment methods can help curb withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, help manage mental health conditions and difficult emotions, and enhance physical and mental well-being when they work together.

While there are many effective treatments for addiction, it’s rare to only use one type at a time. Treatments that focus on mental, physical, and emotional well-being complement each other. Implementing holistic treatment methods into a substance use treatment plan can help improve overall well-being in the recovery journey.

What Holistic Addiction Recovery Is and Does

Holistic approaches and treatment methods in the field of addiction recovery are increasingly popular. Generally speaking, holistic treatment is an umbrella term that refers to a treatment plan that focuses on the whole person: physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. This is especially important for people with co-occurring disorders alongside addiction, such as depression or anxiety. A treatment approach that focuses on just drug abuse treatment, but not the mental or emotional causes underneath it, won’t result in successful sobriety. The holistic approach acknowledges the importance of emotional well-being as a complement to physical health.

Not all treatment approaches have to be separate, with physical treatment addressed one day, and mental or emotional therapy addressed at a different time. Ideally, they should work together, combining elements in one treatment center. Today, many addiction treatment centers are starting to understand the prevalence of mental health issues along with substance abuse. There is a growing amount of evidence-based research that shows how treating addiction without treating mental health is ineffective at best, harmful at worst. Therefore, you are more likely to see addiction specialists recommending holistic practices, such as exercise, healthy eating, and mindfulness techniques, in addition to counseling, or as part of in-house rehabilitation treatment.

Is Holistic Treatment Evidence-Based?

Holistic therapies are not a substitute for medical treatment. However, when practiced with physical forms of therapy, holistic treatment has a high success rate. Many people report a decrease in anxiety and depression, along with a renewed sense of self, after practicing various forms of holistic therapy.

All forms of addiction treatment that focus on mental and physical health can complement each other when they are guided by addiction specialists. For example, holistic treatment methods such as medication and yoga can be paired with evidence-based therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy, which work together to reduce cravings and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Together, these treatments work to reduce the chance of relapsing.

Why Holistic Treatment Is Effective

It’s common to think of addiction as strictly a physical problem. The reality is that addiction involves the whole person. Considering the number of people who turn to drugs or alcohol as a way of coping or “escaping” undiagnosed mental health disorders or traumas, it’s safe to say that addiction is a whole-person problem. Holistic treatment methods take that whole person approach by blending traditional, experiential, and even spiritual-based therapies into the recovery process. The types of treatments will depend on the needs and preferences of the patient. Some patients may respond best to yoga and medical treatment, while others may require antidepressants, yoga, and in-patient care.

Different Types of Holistic Treatments for Substance Abuse

There are many types of treatments to choose from, but the most common holistic treatments tend to be:

Yoga

Yoga is more than exercise. The accompanying philosophies help reduce anxiety and are kinder to your body in general. It also helps to focus on breathing exercises, which in turn help to calm emotions, thus reducing the chance of relapse.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Similar to yoga, meditation and mindfulness involve focusing on the present moment, helping to prevent being overwhelmed by distracting emotions. You can do this while sitting down, doing yoga poses, or walking through nature. In addition to focusing on the present, you’ll want to focus on your breath, incorporating deep inhales and exhalations, which reduces stress. This can be a guided process or self-guided. It is recommended as a form of coping with triggers that used to enable substance abuse.

Fitness and Exercise

Exercise releases endorphins, or brain chemicals that produce a natural high that can help you feel happier without having to use drugs. Because these chemicals are depleted with regular substance abuse, exercise re-trains the body and mind to feel happy in a natural way. People who exercise regularly for just 20 to 30 minutes a day tend to report feeling happier in the long run.

Additional Holistic Treatments for Substance Abuse Recovery

The above treatments and practices are the most common, but they are not the only options. Other holistic treatments for substance abuse may include:

  • Art therapy: Different forms of art, such as sculpting or painting, can help people work through the difficult emotions or traumas that enabled drug use
  • Massage therapy: Massage therapy boosts feelings of calm and relaxation and improves mood while addressing physical pain in the body
  • Aromatherapy: Certain scents, such as lavender, can help cultivate calmness and relaxation, as well as help improve sleep
Wellness is more than just feeling physically better. Mental and spiritual health is just as necessary when it comes to overall well-being. At Twilight Recovery we believe that substance abuse affects the mind and body in addition to the spirit. That is why we offer a wide range of holistic therapies to help free you from the claim that substances like drugs and alcohol have on your life. Our addiction specialists can help you understand how holistic treatments work, and help you choose the ones that resonate with you the most. Our beautiful in-house rehabilitation center in Mexico is the perfect place to regain your health in every way. From 24-hour physical care, counseling, nutritious meal plans, exercise regimens, and more, let Twilight Recovery help you in your recovery journey. Reclaim yourself through wellness and addiction treatment today. Call us at (888) 414-8183 to learn more.
Unique Journey to Sobriety

Find the Unique Journey to Sobriety That Works for You

Recovery from substance abuse takes work. It’s a long process that can take an emotional and physical toll if you go into it without a plan or resources. This journey can look different for everyone depending on the extent of the addiction, the reasons behind it, and even the personality of the person in recovery.  Each one needs to find their unique journey to sobriety. Some people thrive in recovery groups where they listen to others’ stories and learn from them. Others may prefer the individual and private setting of a therapist’s office to work out the layers of their condition.

However you do it, the important thing is having a recovery plan in place. This is a valuable tool for avoiding relapse and succeeding in long-term sobriety.

Creating a Sobriety Plan That Works for You

Your sobriety plan is a blueprint for comprehensive mental and physical wellness. It may involve cutting out all substances cold turkey, or withdrawing slowly, with the goal of total abstinence. You may be determined to get better on your own, but research shows that willpower alone is not enough. Sobriety can be achieved in many ways, but a truly successful plan involves the backing of a community. This community can be family, a support group, a 12-Step program, a therapist, or a sponsor. It involves a good deal of self-awareness of the reasons you drank or got high and acknowledging personal strengths and weaknesses. It can be difficult to do this work in a vacuum.

Many people think of sobriety as simply not drinking or using drugs. If only it were that simple. Yes, not using is important, but this “don’t do it” approach won’t yield positive results without a comprehensive understanding of the “why” behind the substance abuse. Part of the journey of sobriety requires identifying the underlying reasons behind the drug use and developing tools to stay on track. This process is especially important for people who also have a mental health disorder that influenced their substance abuse. There are a number of tried-and-true practices for cultivating your sobriety journey.

Identify Your Personal Triggers

People with co-occurring conditions like depression, anxiety, or PTSD may turn to alcohol or drugs not to necessarily get drunk or high, but to escape negative feelings. Certain situations, anniversaries, places, or smells can cause a trigger, which increases the temptation to use again. Identifying stressors and triggers is a way to prepare or otherwise avoid them. For example, if there is a certain grief anniversary coming up that often makes you feel depressed, you may want to call a friend or sponsor who can stay with you. Another option may be to plan something fun for that day to occupy your mind in a healthy way.

Build Healthy Relationships

Many people, particularly teens and young adults, are influenced by their peers to drink or use drugs. A critical part of recovery means evaluating which relationships are healthy and which ones are toxic and should be severed. Toxic relationships aren’t always obvious, especially if they are a co-dependent sort where someone is enabling your habit, perhaps without even realizing it. Talking to a therapist about your relationships can help you determine which are healthy and which are detrimental to you. Ending a relationship is never easy, but the chances of relapse are greater when you keep enablers in your life.

Get Support

Few people are able to get sober on their own. Finding the right support group is critical for encouragement and accountability. Support groups like Alcoholic Anonymous have chapters all over the country, where adults share parts of their journey and celebrate recovery milestones. Here you can also find a sponsor, which is a mentor figure who can get to know you on a deeper level outside of the group. Many people call their sponsors for accountability when they feel tempted to use again.

Celebrate Milestones

12-Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous are big on observing milestones. It’s customary to receive plastic chips for being sober for certain amounts of time. Even staying sober for a week is a milestone, but the biggest markers are six months and one year. At this point, a group participant will receive a bronze coin.
Acknowledging these milestones is critical for recovery because it helps maintain motivation. Having the backing of a group can remind you of why you are undergoing this journey in the first place. Your peers in recovery can offer encouragement on hard days.

Practice Healthy Living

Maintaining mental and physical health is vital when in recovery. This may look like taking medication for mental illnesses like depression or anxiety (which are often dangerous to combine with drugs) as well as making certain lifestyle choices. The better you feel on the inside, the less likely you are to relapse. This can look like incorporating the following activities:

  • Regular exercise (at least 20-30 minutes a day)
  • Making time for hobbies and other activities you enjoy
  • Eating well-balanced meals
  • Getting the right amount of sleep (around 7-8 hours)
  • Practicing mindfulness, meditation, or yoga to relax and be calm

Seek Counseling

For people with co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, substance abuse is a form of self-medicating. Talking to a therapist can help you learn to work through some of the addiction’s underlying causes, and help you build healthier coping skills in the event of a trigger. While talking to family or close friends can be helpful, therapists are uniquely trained to understand the complexities and nuances associated with mental illness and substance addiction.

Finding the right journey to sobriety is the key to successful recovery. People grow and change at different rates, and have varying personality styles that may lend themselves to one type of support over another. Some people thrive in support groups, for example, while others do better with one-on-one counseling. Others may require residential inpatient therapy to get back on the right track, while some can do regular outpatient treatment sessions. However the recovery process looks for you, sobriety is the end goal. At Twilight Recovery Center, we can help you to get there. With detox treatment, residential care, and holistic approaches to wellness, our programs are designed with your unique needs in mind. Your customized treatment happens at one of Mexico’s most beautiful resorts, with high-level care and support on a 24-hour schedule. Learn more by calling (888) 414-8183 to speak with our staff.
You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

“Detoxing” is the process of weaning your body off of alcohol and dangerous substances. For medical reasons, it’s best that this process not be done alone. This is because the body becomes used to living with the effects of these substances, so much so that the process of stopping can feel like a rude, even dangerous, awakening.

The detox process can sometimes cause withdrawal symptoms, which make people feel sick and can pose significant risks. Detoxing without medical supervision can be dangerous and even fatal in extreme cases. When done in a proper facility, people suffering from addiction can work with professionals to develop a treatment plan to help guide them through detox safely.

Read on to learn more about the different types of detox treatments available, what to expect, and how removing toxins from the body is both an emotional and physical experience.

Different Types of Detoxing Programs

Detoxing doesn’t look the same for every person or for every kind of substance abuse. The age of the person, the type of drugs, any mental health conditions that are present, and the cost of the program (not all are covered by insurance) will determine the type of program that will be the best fit. While these programs and treatments may work slightly differently, they all have one unifying goal—to ease the body off of drugs and back into health. Generally, there are two types of detoxing programs: residential inpatient care and holistic detox.

Residential Inpatient Care

Residential inpatient care provides a home-like environment to receive intensive, high-level detox care. It has a more comforting structure than a sterile hospital setting, which helps many patients feel safer and emotionally cared for as they receive personalized treatment and participate in programs on a 24-hour schedule. The type of care offered is both psychological as well as physical. Patients can also expect to receive a stable, healthy diet to help ease the physical effects of the detoxing process.

Many people who have experienced relapse find a prolonged stay in residential care to be what they need to kick the addiction for good. Not everyone is able to detox in their own homes if they do not have supportive family or friends to help them.

Holistic Detox

This type of detox involves a combination of healthy eating, regular exercise, and medications for co-occurring mental health conditions or physical symptoms. It is available in residential treatment facilities and aims to purify both body and mind through practices such as yoga, mindfulness exercises, and meditation. Other types of holistic detox may include experiential practices such as being out in nature, hiking, swimming, and other activities unique to the location of the treatment center.

Withdrawal Symptoms to Expect

Withdrawal symptoms are common when weaning the body off of substances. Quitting “cold turkey” can worsen them, as opposed to slowly coming off the drugs. The body will essentially go into shock as it tries to adjust to the sudden loss of chemicals that have profoundly altered body and brain chemistry over time. Therefore, one can expect both physical and emotional side effects from withdrawal.

The most common side effects of substance withdrawal include:

  • Worsened anxiety
  • Excessive sweating
  • Disrupted sleep, insomnia
  • Muscle aches and body pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shaking and tremors

These symptoms usually start to appear within the first 24 hours of detox and can last up to a day or two. Withdrawal itself is rarely fatal, but that doesn’t mean complications can’t occur. Dehydration is common during the withdrawal period, which requires replacing lost electrolytes in the body. There is also a risk of asphyxiating on vomit if the person is not in a position to release it from the body (the detoxing person should never be lying flat on the back). These are two critical reasons why detoxing alone can be dangerous and is not recommended.

The Mental and Emotional Struggles of Detoxing

Having a medical professional monitor physical reactions to detox is important, but having someone there to help ease the emotional struggle is important as well. It’s not unusual for people in detox to experience anxiety and irritability as well as extreme exhaustion. Lack of sleep can greatly affect one’s mental state. To help preserve mental health, having a family member or close friend there during the detox process can help people deal with strong emotions, such as depression, guilt, or shame, that may arise during this time.

The next biggest risk of detoxing alone is lacking the tools or skills to cope with the influx of side effects. It’s not uncommon for people who detox by themselves to turn back to drugs because withdrawal is just too physically and emotionally painful. Therefore, medical professionals highly advise against detoxing alone, as it is rarely a successful way to start the sobriety journey.

How Treatment Leads to Successful Sobriety

Detox treatment does more than wean the body off of toxic substances. The medical staff will perform a full physical and mental intake to get a comprehensive picture of health. The mental health assessment will help determine which type of treatment program is best for your particular addiction, especially since many people turn to drugs as a way to cope with a co-occurring condition like depression, anxiety, or PTSD. When the whole person is understood in this way, they can be recommended a multi-faceted approach to recovery that has solid roots in research and evidence.

The process of coming off of drugs and alcohol can be long and arduous without the right support. That’s why many people find it best to leave the environment where the addiction started and detox in a different location. At Twilight Recovery Center, located in Mexico and Southern California, the luxurious beach views, gorgeous sunsets, and comforting home-like accommodations are just as healing as our detox treatment. Because we accept a small number of guests at a time, our treatment is highly individualized and exclusive. We treat everything from alcohol abuse, drug addiction, and the co-occurring mental health conditions associated with each. Our treatments are not “one size fits all,” but uniquely tailored to the individuals who walk through our doors. To learn more about our services and book your stay, please call us today at (888) 414-8183 to speak with a staff member.
Warning Signs of Relapse

Warning Signs of Relapse and How You Can Overcome Them

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic disease. Because of the effects that drugs have on the brain, people can feel an inability to control or stop drug use. However, reaching and maintaining sobriety is possible. Although the risk of relapse may always be there, knowing the warning signs and how to overcome them can help you prevent this occurrence.

Sobriety is a lifelong journey. It is a decision that you must make every single day. Relapse does not mean you have failed; it means you are still trying to fight for a healthier and happier you.

What Is Relapse?

The publication Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction defines relapse as a return to substance use after someone has put forth their best effort to quit. They state that relapse can be common due to the chronic nature of addiction. Just like with other chronic illnesses, it is important to follow a treatment plan. If this is not working, your doctor and care team should modify or try different treatments.

Although the rates of relapse are similar to those of other chronic illnesses, the effects can be more dangerous. Once drug use stops, the body is no longer accustomed to the previously ingested dosage. If relapse occurs, people can easily overdose and the results can be fatal.

Relapse Stages and Warning Signs

StatPearls explains that relapse is a gradual process, not an event that occurs due to a momentary lack of self-control. The consumption of a substance is the culminating result of relapse. Before this, several signs may point to a high risk of falling back into old habits. The process of relapse can be dissected into the three following stages:

Emotional Relapse

The person is not thinking about using and may not notice that they are at risk. Unknowingly, certain emotions and behaviors can jeopardize their progress. Some of the most common signs of this stage include:

  • Isolation
  • Skipping meetings, therapy, and treatments
  • Lack of participation
  • Not being emotionally present
  • Change in attitude
  • Ignoring problems
  • Higher stress levels
  • Dismissing negative emotions
  • Poor eating and sleeping habits
  • Poor self-care
  • Denial

Mental Relapse

During this stage, a person may feel conflicted about their sobriety journey. They may want to remain clean but at the same time feel a desire to resume substance use. The signs may include:

  • Substance cravings
  • Increased thoughts of substance abuse
  • Idealizing or glamorizing past substance use
  • Minimizing the negative effects and consequences of drug use
  • Thinking that they can use again and things will be different this time
  • Lying and hiding a desire to use again
  • Seeking people and situations that will give them access to substances
  • Planning how to use without anyone noticing

Physical Relapse

This is the final stage of relapse in which the individual begins to use substances again. A history of addiction makes it hard for people to control how much they use. Due to this risk factor, a single dose can quickly turn into many and lead to the same lifestyle and problems.

Recovery Stages

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine talks about the stages of recovery. The journey of personal growth and self-care is not the same for everyone. However, these stages can help recovering individuals shape their recovery into what works best for them. They are identified as follows:

Abstinence

The goal of this stage is to cease any use of substances through healthy coping mechanisms. Individuals must successfully deal with cravings to ensure they won’t begin using again.

Repair

This stage focuses on confronting and repairing the damage that SUD has caused. This can be in terms of relationships, finances, jobs, and both physical and mental health.

Growth

In this last stage, individuals will work on self-growth. This includes setting healthy boundaries, letting go of resentment, and terminating self-destructive thinking and patterns. You will develop healthy life skills that can eradicate the need for substances in the first place.

Five Rules of Recovery

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine also identifies five main rules of recovery. They are stated as follows:

Changing Your Life

Stop using and create a life that makes this easier. The life recovering individuals previously led drove them into addiction. Recovery is an opportunity to make changes that will make them happier, healthier, and set them free. Individuals don’t need to change everything, only what is hurting them.

Complete Honesty

Lying to oneself is a sign of emotional relapse. Remaining truthful at all times is the kindest act of love an individual can give themself. People will only be able to get better when they are honest about their need to get better.

Asking For Help

Substance abuse recovery programs in conjunction with self-help groups often lead to the most successful recovery. Addiction is a disease. It is important to treat it as such. Looking for help from experienced professionals does not make one weak. It takes strength to choose to fight this illness. No one has to go through this battle alone.

Practicing Self-Care

Most people who suffer from addiction use drugs to reward themselves or to escape from negative emotions. People can feel like they don’t deserve a reward until they get a job done and consequently the end reward should be a big one. This is an all-or-nothing way of thinking. Those in recovery must allow themselves small and healthy rewards throughout the day. Offering the mind and body care and compassion is essential for a successful recovery and balanced life.

Never Bending the Rules

Each individual can approach recovery at their own pace, but they shouldn’t bend the rules. Don’t look for loopholes in recovery or ignore professional advice. Individuals must put in the work if they want to achieve the desired results.

Due to the chronic nature of SUD, the risk of relapse may be present even when you put all efforts into maintaining sobriety. This does not mean that recovery is an unattainable goal. However, it is a lifelong journey and you must choose to battle this illness every single day. Knowing the warning signs and how to overcome them can help prevent relapse from occurring. At Twilight Recovery Center, we offer personalized treatment plans to prevent relapse and help you overcome the disease of addiction. Our healthcare professionals and highly trained personnel will be with you every step of the way so that you don’t have to battle this on your own. Our team will provide all the tools and assistance necessary for a successful sobriety journey. If you or a loved one is seeking recovery please call (888) 414-8183.
Acceptance and Compassion

Acceptance and Compassion

It has taken a lot of courage and strength, and maybe a few heartfelt conversations, but you are here now. You know that something must change, and you know the cycle of addiction has to end. You have started to accept that you want to change and that you need help to do so.

The first step in any program to recover from substance use is accepting that you want and need help. Getting to the point where you begin to seek out resources to change can be overwhelming. However, beyond the fear, there is a peace in knowing that change is possible and that it is within your grasp. At this point, you may be asking yourself how you get from having these questions and into a program that will bring you to sobriety and recovery.

Taking That First Step: Acceptance and Compassion

Asking for help can be as difficult as admitting you need help. Most of us do not ask for help until we absolutely cannot continue by ourselves. By the time we ask, we are forced to face our own limitations. Let’s reframe the idea of asking for help as a symbol of the strength that is within you. That strength comes from your spirit, the essence of who you are. Your body may be tired, but you know with all that you are that you can change.

The choice to believe in yourself can be a powerful force for change. In fact, researchers have found that belief can help those in recovery avoid situations that may lead them back to addictive behaviors and can even increase feelings of inner strength.

Whether you realize it or not, the choice you made to acknowledge your need for help has already set you on a path toward sobriety. You’ve taken the first step. Now what?

Finding Support

Now that you have taken the first step in admitting that you have a problem and that you want help, give yourself a pat on the back. You are valued, you are a person of worth, and it is good to see that you are realizing it.

Finding the right resources can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Twilight Recovery Center is an inpatient treatment facility that specializes in helping you achieve sobriety, face the factors that led you to seek escape, and bring you to a place of peaceful recovery as one with the world around you.

Twilight has many tools at our disposal to assist in your journey toward sobriety. Our inpatient treatment program’s holistic approach considers the wellness of your mind, body, and spirit in all of their treatment approaches.

While facing recovery, it is important to find the right support structure. Addiction is a disease that affects your spirit as much as your body. Achieving wellness for your mind and spirit is crucial to facing and conquering addiction. Guests at Twilight Recovery experience a full range of support services that include mind and body wellness. Coordinators seek to help guests by engaging in nutrition and exercise programs, holistic treatments such as yoga and mindful meditation, and even equine therapy and aquatic therapy on the stunning beaches adjacent to the facility.

Finding the right support is now crucial as you begin your steps to recovery. The best support comes from resources where a wide range of therapies are available. No two fingerprints are alike, and no two treatment plans can be alike either. We all have individual needs. Twilight Recovery Center can help tailor a support plan just for you.

Finding Compassion and Receiving Understanding

We live in an ever-changing world where the choices can seem endless and confusing, but now you know that with Twilight Recovery, getting well does not have to be daunting. Having the right support structure can make all the difference.

Another difference-maker in recovery is finding the right compassionate care. Unfortunately, we live in a world where substance users and those in recovery often find themselves as the subject of tremendous stigma. Finding a support system that reduces stigma with compassionate care and understanding can make all the difference in achieving freedom from addiction. Stigma is unfortunate because it stems from a lack of empathy. Many people suffer from addiction and seek help. In fact, substance use is, unfortunately, more common than we would like. Substance use or mental health problems affect one in four people in the United States.

Understanding plays a critical role in recovery. Your care team at Twilight Recovery understands the stages of change and the steps in achieving sobriety and complete wellness, whether you are engaging in a 12-Step program or other approaches. Through empathy and compassion, professionals understand what you are going through and can guide you to learn how to recover.

Individualized Care and Recovery

It is important to understand that, despite the stigma, addiction is a very real disease. It is an insidious illness that affects your mind and body equally. It can be spiritually damaging, affecting the way you think about yourself.

That is why it takes so much strength to realize that you need to get better. Healing requires that you find the right care that guides you to recovery. No one experiences addiction the same way, so your care should be individually tailored to help you achieve success.

The mission of Twilight Recovery Center is to provide individualized treatment plans to address and treat all the causes of the disease of addiction. You have taken that important first step. Let us walk with you on this journey to recovery.

Choosing to get well and recover from substance use is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Selecting the right treatment plan involves finding a support structure that can treat every part of your life affected by addiction, and individually tailor treatments to help you holistically heal. At Twilight Recovery Center, your journey to total wellness is a goal we share. From medical intervention and detoxification, to clinical psychotherapy and mental health wellness, to spirituality, meditation, and mindfulness, our caring staff work toward helping you achieve sobriety and recovery. Here, amid luxury accommodations, beautiful vistas, and stunning beaches, you can begin your sober journey with treatments ranging from walking on the beach to surfing, horseback riding, and swimming as your body and mind find equilibrium once more with nature. Call (888) 414-8183 today and begin your recovery journey with us.
How MAT Helps With Treatment

How MAT Helps With Treatment

If you’re dealing with any type of substance use disorder (SUD) it can be difficult to choose what the best treatment approach may be. Unfortunately, addiction is a disease that continues to grow in prevalence. We believe that you are a strong and brave person for seeking help to get better. Addiction is a disease, and just like with any other type of illness,  recovery is possible.

The course that addiction takes is unique for each individual. For this reason, the pathway to recovery and treatment should be unique for every person as well. Many people in treatment have found medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to be beneficial in their long-term recovery and sobriety. We want to empower you and make it easier to decide what type of treatment is right for you.

What Is MAT?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines MAT as the use of medications in conjunction with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat SUD. This type of treatment is also used to help sustain recovery and sobriety. Another impactful way in which MAT can help is by preventing and minimizing the risk of overdose and death. The main objective of MAT is lifelong full recovery.

Proven to Be Effective

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states that MAT has been clinically proven to be effective. This is due to the fact that it is a very individualized treatment program. Both the medications and the therapies we use are completely adapted to each patient and their needs.

Benefits of MAT

Some of the benefits of using guided medication combined with therapy in individuals with SUD include:

  • Decrease in number of relapses
  • Reduced withdrawal symptoms
  • Decrease in number of overdoses
  • Improved recovery rates
  • Reduction of cravings
  • Improved birth outcomes in pregnant individuals
  • Better ability to obtain and maintain employment
  • Lower risk of contracting HIV or hepatitis C
  • Prevention of health problems related to addiction
  • Increased long-term success
  • Reduced morbidity and mortality

Approved Medications and Conditions

The FDA has approved a broad range of medications to treat addictions to a variety of different substances. These medications do not replace the substances the patient has been using, nor do they replace typical forms of therapy and treatment.

The role of MAT is to help in the reduction of withdrawal symptoms and chemical imbalances caused by drug use. It is possible to do this only by combining MAT with other treatment options. That is why the course of treatment is unique to each individual.

Only through the careful analysis of a doctor and under the care of highly trained personnel is this type of healing method successful. It is a highly controlled form of therapy that is available only to relieve the person of the most painful and harmful effects of withdrawal. The following are medications approved by the FDA for two different categories of SUD. For more information visit SAMHSA.

Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid use disorder and dependency are the most common diseases for which they use MAT. The substances that fall under these categories include morphine, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and heroin. The following are medications to safely treat these disorders:

  • Buprenorphine: Minimizes and eradicates the need for opioids
  • Methadone: Blocks the effects of opioids which in turn aids in the reduction and elimination of cravings
  • Naltrexone: Blocks the effects of opioids that cause an individual to feel euphoric and sedated
  • Naloxone: Reverses the toxic effects that opioids have on the body, which makes it a great treatment option for the prevention of overdose

Alcohol Use Disorder

The most commonly used medications in the treatment of alcohol use disorder are:

  • Naltrexone: Blocks the effects of alcohol intoxication, which helps patients on their journey to sobriety by eliminating the need or desire to continue alcohol use
  • Disulfiram: Treats chronic alcoholism in people who have gone through or are in the initial stages of detoxification
  • Acamprosate: Helps people who are in recovery and no longer consuming alcohol from falling back into drinking

Access to MAT

According to a study conducted by the Journal of Primary Care & Community Help, MAT is not readily available in many rural areas. Physicians have openly spoken about their concerns regarding this issue. This worry comes from the fact that MAT leads to a reduction in overdose and death rates for opioid use disorder patients. In conclusion, the lack of availability is due to cost-related issues as well as a limited number of trained providers and addiction programs. In addition to this, there is a lack of mentorship when it comes to the use and benefits of MAT.

Another study published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health concluded that “Access to health services comprising MAT in the community is fundamental to achieve broad service coverage.” This is why we are so driven and focused on providing patients and their families with the best care available. We know how debilitating addiction can be and want you to be able to beat this disease and be free again. We know that with the right resources and care, you can make it.

Choosing the right course of action

When it comes to addiction can be just as difficult a choice as seeking help. It shouldn’t have to be. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is one of the preferred recovery methods for those struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders. It is effective and, also is one of the safest approaches for detox. However, it is not easy to dispose of this.
At Twilight Recovery Center we keep up with the latest treatments and regulations. We understand that access to these life-saving resources is imperative. It should be a right for all people who desperately need it. Our highly trained staff will care for you. We provide the highest level of medical and emotional support. Our center is in beautiful Mexico, that is why you’ll be able to explore the wonderful world while beginning your healing journey. For more information, call us today at (888) 414-8183.
Your Diet - Your Mood

What Your Diet Says About Your Mood

Have you ever heard the saying “You are what you eat”? This usually refers to eating healthy foods to look and feel good. We often associate food and diet with physical health and fitness. However, diet influences much more than how your body looks and the number on a scale. It plays an important role in what happens inside of your body, not just outside.

Energy for Your Cells

Every single cell of your body requires a constant supply of energy to function. This energy is obtained from the foods that you eat. Without proper nourishment, your cells can become damaged and in the worst of cases, destroyed.

As the National Library of Medicine states, “Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things.” They are responsible for every process that goes on inside of our bodies. Imagine how important it is to maintain a healthy diet for our well-being.

Fueling Your Brain, Not Just Your Body

As noted earlier, food powers every single cell of your body. That includes your brain cells. Dr. Eva Selhub speaks thoroughly about this on the Harvard Health Publishing website. She explains that the brain is busy 24/7. It sends messages out to keep all bodily functions like those of the heart and breathing working even while you are asleep.

Your brain is constantly working on keeping you alive. Therefore, it requires a constant source of fuel. The quality of the food you eat makes all of the difference for your brain and body. Bad fuel quality (like heavily processed or refined foods) can damage and impair the brain. This not only affects the way your body works but also the way you think and feel.

Some of the foods that help your brain function at its best, prevent oxidative stress (free radicals that can damage cells), and diminish inflammation include:

  • Foods high in vitamins: Leafy greens, fish, nuts, avocados, starchy vegetables, and fruits
  • Foods rich in minerals: Seeds, nuts, shellfish, eggs, beans, avocados, and cruciferous vegetables
  • Foods high in antioxidants: Legumes, fruits, nuts, dark leafy greens, vegetables, spices, and herbs

Link Between Food and Mental Health

An article by the BMJ concludes that poor nutrition can be a cause of a low mood and that improving one’s diet is good for both physical and mental health. Although more studies are needed to fully understand how diet affects mental health, it has been shown that certain foods and western diets have detrimental effects on the gut microbiome, immune activation, and inflammation. These effects negatively impact a person’s mood and mental health.

Depression and Anxiety

Eating a diet rich in fruits, nuts, legumes, unprocessed whole grains, and vegetables (like the Mediterranean diet for example) is directly associated with better mental and physical health. These types of diets are also linked with a decreased risk of depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that they can lower your risk of depression and anxiety by up to 35%. The following are some of the mechanisms by which healthy and nutrient-rich foods can help keep mental health disorders at bay.

Serotonin Production

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood, pain levels, and even sleeping patterns. About 95% of it is produced in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, your digestive system not only helps with food absorption and digestion but also with mood regulation.

Good Bacteria

Many unprocessed foods are fermented. These act as natural probiotics.  An example of a food that is a good source of probiotics is yogurt. Good bacteria can decrease inflammation, increase energy levels, and improve your mood. Recent studies have found that the consumption of probiotics may even reduce symptoms of depression. It is hypothesized that the gut microbiome plays a role in processing and regulating emotions in the human brain.

Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Anti-inflammatory agents significantly reduce symptoms of depression. The Mediterranean diet and the foods it includes provide anti-inflammatory effects. This means that following a healthy diet can prevent depressive episodes and depression symptoms associated with high inflammation within the body. They can also minimize and prevent the aches and pains resulting from inflammatory responses.

Diet as a Treatment for Depression

The Antioxidants Journal from MDPI posted an open access article discussing how what we eat directly links to our mood. The studies showed that a balanced and nutritious diet plays a significant role in the prevention and clinical treatment of depression. They concluded and stated the three following hypotheses about the effects of diet on depression:

  • Diets that include anti-inflammatory foods may relieve inflammatory cytokine secretion, which relieves inflammation in the brain and helps to relieve depression
  • Diets with antioxidative properties help to decrease oxidative stress in the brain, which decreases depression symptoms
  • Healthy diets with the enhancing ability of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) help to improve the symptoms of people struggling with depression

Importance of Access to Nourishing Food

Good nutrition is essential for the maintenance of a healthy mind and body. A large number of people worldwide suffers from diabetes, anxiety, depression, and so many more diseases. When you see the evidence of the impact that “clean” eating can have on your overall health, improving your nutritional intake should not be a question. Daily consumption of foods that will ensure a better quality of life shouldn’t be a luxury only a few have access to. Ensuring our health should be a daily practice and a way of life. Having access to these foods should be a right and priority for every child and adult all over the world.

Food powers every single cell of your body. A healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, unprocessed grains, nuts, and legumes. These foods lower the risk of depression and anxiety. There is evidence that a balanced and nutrient-rich diet can prevent and even treat the symptoms of depression. At Twilight Recovery, your safety, health, and overall happiness are our priorities.
We understand what a positive impact a healthy diet and lifestyle can have on your body, mind, and spirit. That is why, in addition to conventional treatments and therapies, we provide a comprehensive nutrition and wellness approach with personalized meal plans for each one of our guests. Our goal is to help you heal and become healthier and stronger from the inside out. If you or someone you know is seeking help for mental health or substance-related issues, call (888) 414-8183 to begin your wellness journey today.

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