Denham Springs, LA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
A current study on aerobic exercise for alcohol recovery suggests that exercise can help prevent relapse in recovering alcoholics. (Source) Many programs, including the Narconon Program, have incorporated healthy habits and exercise as a part or their programs for many years. Developing these healthy lifestyle choices is critical for overall recovery.
While exercising as part of the Narconon New Life Program, Mark realized he had neglected his body for over 30 years. Narconon's holistic approach to drug treatment not only emphasized the cognitive issues associated with drug or alcohol use, but the physical issues as well, giving Mark the incentive to make a change for his physical and mental health. The length of his stay in a long-term rehabilitation program allowed him to develop these good habits, while fully being supported by program staff.
Realizing that once he returned home, continuing to exercise might be difficult, Mark decided to challenge himself by entering a contest at a local gym. “The program I entered gave equal attention to mental and physical health, and provided both cardio and strength training equipment. I committed to a daily regimen, waking early to work and exercise,” says Mark in the contest entry. He added that he plans to donate weight equipment to Narconon, the program he credits with saving his life.
The attention to both mental and physical health is what allows the majority of Narconon New Life Retreat graduates to go on to live happy, healthy, and drug-free lives. Join us as we celebrate the recovery of all our graduates and recent graduate Mark for his generosity and desire to give back.