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The Importance of Emotional Health During Your Detox

The Importance of Emotional Health During Your Detox

What Happens During the Process

While your body is going through treatment and the physical changes of purification are taking place, it is important to be mindful of the emotional changes that will come along with your detoxification process. It is vital to make your mental health a priority in addition to your physical wellbeing.

Emotions that you may feel during this process:

  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Anger

Here Are Four Ways to Help Improve Your Emotional State During Your Detox

1. Accept that this is part of the process

It’s okay to feel the way you feel – you’re human, after all! As you’re letting go of what has transpired in the past and detoxifying your body, you will certainly be going through emotional changes. It’s necessary to recognize that this is a part of the process; don’t stress yourself out because you’re not smiling every day – a release of emotions is an important step in moving forward.

2. Get to the root of the emotion

Your emotions are not you, so there is no need to identify with them. Before reacting hastily to how you’re feeling, take a moment to ponder what led you to feel this way. If you find yourself feeling flustered because something did not go your way, examine why you need to have a sense of control to feel at ease.

3. Find activities that bring you joy

Participating in activities that benefit your physical and mental health can have impressive results, whether it be taking a long walk in the park or meditating. Dedicate some time out of your day to reading that book that you’ve been meaning to open.

4. Remember that you’re not alone!

Relief can come from realizing that we are not the only ones experiencing an obstacle. Surprisingly, our journeys become relatable when we communicate with others and come to see that we all are facing adversities in some shape or form. Reaching out to those who are going through the same experience can be beneficial and provide an insightful change of perspective.

Brooks V.
Brooks V.
Brooks has been a freelance journalist for the better part of two decades, as well as spending a decade as a crisis intervention counselor. Through his own work and researching the work of others throughout the many facets of the detox, crisis intervention, and mental health worlds he has been able to tell the stories of those worlds in an effort to help addicts and those with mental illnesses understand and navigate them.