The Right Step Alums Celebrate How Caring Professionals Helped Them Beat Addiction
The mark of a successful drug and alcohol treatment center is its ability to turn a life around. But that end is almost invariably the result of a collection of means that starts and finishes with the facility’s staff.
At The Right Step, treatment professionals establish relationships with each client from the moment he or she walks in the door. They also teach and nurture and support – to a degree that not only makes a difference, but leads to a lasting change.
Not long ago, Mehmet Oz – you probably know him as Dr. Oz – asked a great question in his blog: Have you ever noticed how good you feel after venting? It doesn’t matter to whom you vent – a friend, a therapist, even a stranger who was willing to listen. Revealing what you’re feeling actually makes you feel better.
Indeed, self-disclosure has an array of health benefits, not the least of which is that it activates the brain’s intrinsic “reward” pathway, which can improve a person’s mood and diminish his or her stress level. This pathway, which was the focus of a May 2012 study cited in Dr. Oz’s blog, produces feelings of reward, desire, and satisfaction.
Oh, and when it’s suppressed? That can lead to depression – and even to alcohol and drug addiction.
Spirit Lodge is a luxury rehab center that provides holistic rehabilitation with spa and concierge services, an executive chef, acupuncture, recovery fitness programs, and more. Guests feel welcome and rested after the hard work of recovering from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
The Spirit Lodge alcohol rehab and drug rehab facility is scenic and woodsy, creating a sense of relaxation. The tranquility and sense of comfort experienced within the addiction treatment environment allows each guest to focus solely on recovery from chemical dependency and encourages him or her to build a strong foundation for recovery and positive change. When a guest first walks through the door, he or she is greeted by a concierge prepared to organize a variety of activities from airport transportation and family week to amenity services and specialized menu.
The Right Step Houston Central recently hosted a “The Right Step Country Fair” for the clients, their families, and the staff. Everyone had a blast during the event-packed afternoon. Grant Perry, Ashley Tamburine, and the rest of the planning committee made sure there were lots of different carnival games for the attendees to enjoy, including water balloon toss, ladder ball, bean bag toss, and watermelon eating contest, just to name a few.
Regardless of your age, do you find yourself joking around and saying, “I’m falling apart,” or “I’m not in the shape I used to be?” With all the business of family, job, hobbies, and commitments, how does one commit to a healthy lifestyle? That’s just it – desire and commitment. If you have the desire, then make the time for your health. Here are some easy steps to begin your fitness routine and be on the road to a healthy lifestyle.
Part I – FOOD – NUTRITION Food is classified into three main groups: proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Each is important and has multiple functions in your body.
1- Protein Approximately 20% of your body weight is protein and 2/3 of a pound is replaced daily. One-fourth of the replaced protein comes from one’s diet. Protein builds and repairs muscle damage, sustains the immune system, manufactures hormones and enzymes, replaces red blood cells that carry oxygen to muscles, and produces perhaps 10% of the energy needed for long or intense workouts. It helps allow the body to use fat for fuel more efficiently.