Boost Your Energy & Heal Your Body
Many of us read about how addiction starts or how to overcome it, but what about safeguarding sobriety? There are numerous writings on its psychological and behavioural effects. But it takes quite a bit of research to find the exact effect drugs have on a person’s body. So, what does illicit drug abuse, alcoholism, or medication abuse do to the body?
Building Blocks and Defence Mechanism
The physical organism comprises vitamins, minerals, proteins, and other elements. These are vital building blocks of a healthy body. But when a foreign substance enters the organism, the body goes into overdrive to defend its various zones.
For example, when a person gets a viral infection like the common cold, it affects the upper respiratory tract. The body immediately sends its defenders in to safeguard the body. For instance, mucus helps get rid of dying bacteria & viruses. The action of coughing helps move infection out of the lung like a sneeze can rid the body of irritants. The body will also protect itself by vomiting when a person has one too many.
The effects of Cocaine
Cocaine will enter the bloodstream and the brain within five minutes of ingestion. It is quickly followed by euphoria and ends with a body crash, exhaustion, irritability, etc. Cocaine, just like alcohol, depletes vitamin B1 from the system. This vitamin manages proper mental functions, among other tasks, so receptors can process and transmit information from the environment.
This nutrient will rapidly deplete from cocaine or alcohol use, resulting in loss of appetite, fatigue, etc. One will feel a tingling sensation in the arms and legs and experience muscle weakness. There are also mental side effects not mentioned in this present article.
Depletion of Vitamins and Safeguarding Sobriety
The above are examples of what alcohol and cocaine do inside the body. Documents exist on each illicit or legal substance and their effects on the body if you take the time to research it.
The point is that mind-altering substances produce reactions brought on by deficiencies in the body’s natural nutrients. Whether the drug is pot, heroin, crystal meth, fentanyl, beer, or Tylenol, the result is the same. All of these are foreign substances. And they will have a negative effect on the well-being of the organism.
Quitting Drugs or Alcohol and Feeling “Crummy”
Vitamin depletion explains why a person feels “crummy” when coming off drugs and alcohol, even weeks after sobriety. The deficiency can be rapid or happen over varying lengths of time during intoxication. Much has to do with the substance, quantity and frequency of abuse and the original health of the person. Stopping substance misuse is a good start, but the person recovering can feel under par for a long time afterwards.
Many websites will talk about drugs’ effects on the body, mind, and personality. The majority of these are attributed to the substance itself. Very few will mention the depletion of nutrients in the system. The oddity is that it is so simple to understand. The simple action of replenishing the body with a boost of good high-quality nutrients will bring about a quick recovery in health. Plus, because the individual feels better in general, it strengthens the decision to stay sober.
Supplement Your Diet & Safeguarding Sobriety
Quitting drugs and alcohol is the first step. Rebuilding the body’s health is another very important step that people shouldn’t neglect. Wholesome foods and high-quality dietary supplements give anyone recovering from addiction a boost and a definite feeling of well-being. Life is more enjoyable and more manageable when we feel healthy and energetic.
Here are a few examples of vitamins to take,
Alcohol……………..B1, B5, C & magnesium
Cocaine………………. B1 & magnesium to reduce cravings
Methamphetamine …… B12