- What is the Recovery Lifestyle?
Survey data recently released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) show that 10 percent of all American adults, ages 18 and older, consider themselves to be in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse problems. That means, nationally, there are 23.5 million American adults who are overcoming an alcohol or drug problems.
Soooooo in order to maintain that recovery people need services, tools, and hobbies. And being that we are an OCD crowd, it helps to be able to find and track those services, tools and hobbies.
As someone who is in long-term recovery, it took me many years to realize that the best recovery for me included an entire lifestyle dedicated to health and wellness. I know, that sounds like a lot. And it is. At the beginning it’s absolutely OVERWHELMING. That’s why it became clear to me a company like this is important. And timely.
The recovery lifestyle is one that focuses on exercise, nutrition, spirituality, and has a strong focus on positive attitude and provides assistance with the daily decision to be happy. No one goes into recovery to be miserable. People get sober and healthy to learn how to enjoy life. Personally, when I prioritize my recovery and treat it with focus and direction, I do enjoy my life. I have my joie de vivre.
However, that doesn’t come naturally to many. For me, I discovered I need everything from spinning, to a healthy diet, to a strong spiritual life as well as strong, motivating people and forces in my life and a commitment to advocacy and service to survive in recovery. I need all those things every day to be my very best. Since it is absolutely not in my nature to do those things every day it takes work.
We are at a time and place in history where that shouldn’t take work. We are too strong and too many recovering to not have our needs taken care of. That was proven this year in Washington, D.C. on October 4th where tens of thousands of people gathered to Unite to Face Addiction.
The recovery lifestyle is about getting to a place in life where you’ve found the harmony between the things that help balance you. It’s not the same for everyone. I know people in recovery who are tri-athlete atheists and I know people in recovery who are vegan Jewbhu’s (that’s Jewish and Buddhist in one). We all do it differently. FDR Technologies is coming to you to help you with your Recovery Lifestyle.
With information, technology and products about Fitness, Nutrition, Spirituality, Recovery and Advocacy, this is your recovery toolkit. Use it as you see fit.
Our goal is to bring you the most current and useful information on all topics and how they can relate and help your recovery. Recovery isn’t easy, but it shouldn’t be hard.
Join us as we share our experience, knowledge and hope with anyone who wants it. Some of us have been there, some of us are specialists on our topics, but all of us do this because we care. We want to live in a world where you can be open and proud about your recovery. Winning the war on your addiction should be a mark of valor, not something you have to keep a secret. I know how much courage and strength it takes and I applaud all who try, whether they make it every day or not. We’re like Crunch, no judgments here. OK, we have a lot of judgments, but not about people living in recovery so we’re going to give you everything we've got to help you maintain yours or nurture it from the beginning. To health and wellness and a whole lot of happiness!