The Relationship Between Wellness and Recovery

The Relationship Between Wellness and Recovery

Wellness is an important term that refers to an overall sense of health and well-being. When we discuss substance use disorders and associated mental health issues, wellness and experience take on a whole new meaning. Our wellness coaching within our women’s treatment program will help you learn healthy changes that can allow you to enter into a relationship with recovery.

At Hammocks on the Edisto near Charleston, we are a women’s-only program specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders along with underlying mental health issues. Our treatment program will take a holistic approach to your recovery by providing evidence-based treatment in conjunction with yoga, meditation, and other recreational activities. If you or a loved one can benefit from our substance abuse treatment program, please call 833.793.0191 to speak with one of our behavioral therapists today.

Why Wellness Is Important for Your Recovery

When you only treat the addiction and do not consider the underlying causes and different methods for healing, you can struggle with your recovery goals. Why should you only treat a part of the problem and not explore other interventions to help the whole mind, body, and spirit heal? A wellness perspective and establishing a comprehensive plan for recovery can provide a treatment experience that treats the whole person. There are eight dimensions of wellness that our program will focus on depending on your needs and the available resources, including:

  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Spiritual
  • Intellectual
  • Financial
  • Occupational
  • Physical
  • Environmental

Wellness does not mean that you are entirely free of substance use. Instead, it is an overall sense of well-being that comes from actively participating in your recovery and building relationships that support your sobriety and prepare you to stay healthy. By building on the eight dimensions of wellness, you build robust coping mechanisms that you can use for the rest of your life.

How Wellness and Recovery Work Together

Substance use takes a toll on the body and will take some time to see and feel the results of a new healthy lifestyle. A holistic approach to wellness and recovery allows you to begin the process by addressing the mind, body, and spirit of recovery. Hammocks on the Edisto will help you discover the comprehensive individual plan that works best for you.

Exercise of the Mind/Body and Mindfulness

Physical exercise is important for recovery from substance use. Regular physical exercise is evidence-based to improve the chemical connections between body and brain and can be an integral part of a successful recovery plan. A calm and centered mind will help you focus your energy on your recovery. Our treatment program includes the practice of meditation and yoga to help center yourself and take a look inward. Hammocks on the Edisto will incorporate fitness and exercise as part of the overall experience. Our wellness and experience programs can help you stay active with plenty of healthy activities and experiences, for example:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Hiking/nature walks
  • Cardio/light weights
  • Swimming (beach)
  • Ropes course (off-site)

If you have any questions about how exercise can improve your recovery, please reach out to our treatment center today at 833.793.0191.


Binge-eating, fasting, and other unhealthy eating patterns are common with substance use disorders. These habits can lead to a lack of nutrients and minerals that you need to stay healthy. Our treatment center has an on-site chef to prepare your meals along with healthy snacks and a smoothie bar to help you eat healthily throughout the day. Our team understands the adverse effects addiction can have on your body, and we have created a menu to best suit your recovery.

Call Hammocks on the Edisto

Our treatment center near Charleston can help you start on your road to recovery in our women’s-only facility. We use evidence-based therapy programs and a holistic approach that allows for individual care and a personalized treatment program built upon your specific needs. Call 833.793.0191 today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you or a loved one in their recovery process.

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