Weather in Los Angeles
Everyone knows about the amazing weather in Los Angeles. Since the sun is always shining, people have the opportunity to get the vitamin D they need to stay healthy and happy. This can have a dramatically positive effect on your drug rehab experience.
According to WebMD, low levels of vitamin D in the blood have been associated with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment in older adults, severe asthma in children, and cancer. Research also suggests that Vitamin D plays a role in preventing and treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and multiple sclerosis.
While you are working on your sobriety and health at a drug rehab in Los Angeles, the last thing you need is more health problems to deal with. This can cause you to step away from your main goal of maintaining sobriety to work on your physical health. Although it is important to address any new illnesses during your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab facility, this time away from group and individual therapies may have a detrimental affect on your sobriety. You already have a chemical dependency that your body is working towards treating. Why would you need to add another physical illness to worry about? Take care of your body and physical wellness by getting the amount of Vitamin D you need at a drug rehab in Los Angeles.
Many research studies also suggest that a Vitamin D deficiency in test subjects is linked to depression. This is evident in countries or regions of the world that experience prolonged periods of darkness or rainy weather, such as Alaska, England, or northwestern USA (states such as Washington and Oregon).
As addicts, we all deal with depression. It is one of the main reasons we turn to drugs and alcohol. We end up abusing substances to self medicate, and, in turn, create a stronger bond and reliance on these substances to stay “happy.”
The last thing you need is to increase your depression by continuing your substance abuse treatment in a region of the world where you rarely get to enjoy the sun and experience its effects on wellbeing.