A healthy diet and frequent exercise are important components of any gambling rehab center’s treatment plan. Any program worth its salt will incorporate many different modalities for aiding clients into recovery. Aside from therapy sessions, we at Williamsville Wellness also take into account our guests’ physical well-being as part of their treatment.
This holistic approach to gambling addiction treatment is more effective than just addressing the mental aspect of the illness. Treating the mind is not enough; physical health has to be taken care of as it is also affected by compulsive gambling especially when other bad habits have been formed, such as excessive smoking and drinking.
Having an exercise regimen as part of gambling addiction treatment can benefit clients in two ways. The first is that they are given a way to minimize gambling triggers. Stress, frustration, depression, and boredom are some of the common precursors to gambling. When a person exercises, his or her body produces endorphins, chemicals that naturally give someone a blissful feeling. This euphoria is a natural high that people can safely get from exercise. Workouts also give them a new preoccupation instead of gambling.
At the same time, they are able to improve their physical fitness, which may have been neglected due to gambling addiction.
A Well Balanced Diet
Those who struggle with compulsive gambling may not think too much of what they eat or drink. A treatment program that includes proper nutrition can help those in recovery restore their physical well-being through healthy meals they can easily prepare on their own.
Through a healthy diet, clients will be able to experience an increase in energy and an improvement in mood, which help fight stress, depression, and other triggers that may cause gambling addiction.
Both proper diet and exercise are crucial in facilitating recovery for those undergoing treatment. While therapy is there to treat the mind, we also provide wellness programs to help heal the body especially if gambling addiction has also led to substance abuse and drinking. For any gambling rehab facility, these two approaches must be included to ensure complete, long-term recovery.
Here at Williamsville Wellness, we incorporate physical wellness into our programs to treat compulsive gambling successfully. The tranquil setting of our facility here on the Virginia countryside further encourages physical well-being among our guests by allowing them to walk around, jog, or even go fishing between their therapy sessions. Click here to learn more about the different modalities we offer as part of our approach to holistic gambling addiction treatment.