Gym & Excercises

Exercise has been investigated as a treatment for reducing the risk of relapse to addictive behavior and has been shown to reduce drug cravings and improve treatment outcomes. People recovering from alcohol use disorder, who have completed the withdrawal phase of detox, have lower urges to drink when they are able to engage in bouts of exercise.4 And people recovering from cannabis use disorder who engage in longer periods of exercise have reduced cravings for marijuana. 

Exercise has also been researched in combination with other treatments and found to be helpful when other therapies are used. Contingency management, a reward based system rather than a therapy, may also be more effective when combined with exercise-related activities.