6 Unbelievable Ways Jogging Can Be Positive For Addiction Recovery
All through my late childhood and teenage years I struggled with substance abuse. The first time I got drunk I was only 9 years old and managed to sneak some liquor at a family party. I kept drinking every chance I got, making sure my parents wouldn’t find out. Soon enough that escalated and when I was 14 I started smoking marijuana. By the time I was 19 I was hooked on meth and other hard-core drugs. I wasn’t an unhappy child or anything like that, I had a loving family who always tried their best to keep me safe and happy. I was just curious. I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong, I was just experimenting like all teenagers do…
It’s all fun and games until it isn’t. At 23 I got arrested on drug-related charges. In prison, I started attending AA and NA meetings, and while the two years I spent in that cell were probably the hardest in my life, it was during those meetings where I found the motivation to turn my life around and start my path towards recovery.
Earlier this year marked my 9th anniversary of sobriety. It still feels surreal thinking about how much my life has changed, how far I’ve come since those days when I felt as if I was on the brink of disaster. Sure, it hasn’t been an easy road, but there were some things that helped me through. Exercise, jogging to be more specific, was definitely one …6 Unbelievable Ways Jogging Can Be Positive For Addiction Recovery Read More