Biological Aspect of Addiction Recovery

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Long-term substance abuse leads to a number of health problems ranging from severe physical dependence, sleep and nutritional deficiencies, and compromised physical function. The St. Gregory Recovery Program© emphasizes physical recovery and health as a key component of leading a life free from substance abuse. Physical health provides a solid foundation for lasting recovery because having a healthy body supports and encourages healthy thoughts which in turn promote healthy behavior. Our program is designed to jump-start physical healing in order to help our guests quickly get well enough to recover.

Physical health provides a solid foundation for lasting recovery. Research indicates that regular cardiovascular exercise is a powerful tool for building and maintaining long-term physical health. Our staff work with our guests to help them achieve their health goals and expedite their recovery.
Health and wellness seminars and regular gym time ensure that even guests who have never exercised in their lives will have the support and guidance needed to see significant physical transformation during the six weeks of treatment.

biological aspect of addiction recovery

The St. Gregory Recovery Program© emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition in recovery. Throughout the program, nutraceuticals, nutritious food, and nutritional education provide the jump-start and lasting tools needed to support continued physical health. We provide nutrition, hydration, and vitamins to provide the elements necessary to jump-start physical recovery in order to facilitate a rapid return to a normal state free from substances.

Throughout their stay, guests participate in our nutraceutical program, nutritional supplementation specifically designed to help the body repair damage done by long-term substance abuse. This supplementation is supported by delicious and nutritious food and an emphasis on proper hydration designed to provide a balanced diet conducive to physical and emotional well-being.

Sleep allows the body to repair and refresh itself. Often substance abuse and the detoxification process prevent people from realizing the quantity and quality of sleep needed to promote cognitive and physical function at a high level. Proprietary, non-pharmaceutical sleep protocols are available to help those struggling with maintaining healthy sleep habits.

Throughout our program, guests work to establish and maintain proper sleep hygiene so that they can receive the restorative benefits of proper sleep and so that they can be more able to integrate into normal life upon graduation.

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Our graduates tell their stories…

When first arriving at St. Gregory I had mixed feelings about the health and wellness workouts. I came in at 136 lbs and didn’t think it was possible to reach...
- Chris
The good life is not merely a life free from addictions, physical and/or psychological—addictions that usually are the outward manifestations of deeper problems—but a life lived in harmonious balance, free...
- Matt
I came to St. Gregory’s at my all-time worst—physically, emotionally, and mentally. Having gone through a bad rehab experience once before, I had been very reluctant in succumbing to that...
- CJ
No matter where I start my thought process when reflecting upon my time before, during and after St. Gregory’s, I always seem to end up in the same place in...
- Kaele


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