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Healing Alcoholism Heals the Whole Body

The human body is an extraordinary network of systems that seamlessly work together to support life.  It is through the interdependencies of these systems that makes living possible for all humans.  Each system influences the health of others and when the health of one suffers, they all suffer. When alcohol is consumed addictively, the entire network of systems that make the human physical experience possible becomes toxic.  Yet, the same powerful systemic leverage becomes possible when an alcoholic chooses the health and vitality that is available through recovery.  

The process of restoration begins on the first day of recovery.  The body has innate wisdom to contend with environmental toxins.  During active alcoholism, the body is in an escalated state of toxin processing.  The resources necessary to mitigate the harm from alcohol takes away from the body’s ability to sustain vitality.  

The concept of cell death is key in healing from alcoholism.  The body has finite resources for processing material of all kinds.  When adding unnecessary material, especially of a toxic nature, all of the body’s cell matter is used at an accelerated rate.  The simple act of avoiding the ingestion of extraneous materials is supporting the body in its most optimal functioning.  

The liver and kidneys work together to detoxify the body.  They are designed to process naturally occurring environmental toxins.  When an alcoholic adds unnecessary toxins through excessive alcohol consumption, the body does not have capacity to deal with the cumulative toxins.   The simple act of reducing overall toxins empowers the body to eliminate more of the natural toxins, generating increased vitality for the entire system.  

When the liver and kidneys are restored, the body’s ability to adequately carry oxygen through the blood system is also restored.  This means that every cell in your body is breathing in a deeper, fuller way.  This is akin to a person realizing they have spent hours breathing short, shallow breaths.  Then, they choose to pause, close their eyes and take 10 full breaths.  They then experience physical, emotional and spiritual transformation through this deeper breathing.  The body of the recovering alcoholic experiences this same transformation.  

These are only a few examples of the interconnected systems and their capacity to heal through the cessation of alcohol consumption.  The body is inherently designed to heal itself and it is prepared to do this at any moment it is provided the opportunity.  


If you are struggling with addiction, alcoholism, and/or mental health, know that there is hope. There is a solution. Harmoniously fusing together the best elements of clinical care, holistic healing, and 12-step philosophy, Enlightened Solutions has created a program of total transformation for men and women seeking recovery. Call 833-801-5483 today for information on our partial care programs in New Jersey.

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