Humans are social creatures. We’re meant to have relationships and connections for our health and wellness. You could be eating a healthy well-balanced diet, getting enough sleep and exercising but still missing a vital part of your overall health. With an ageing population and the increased profile of mental health, the community is more aware of social health. Research has proven that good social wellness has both physical and mental benefits.
From minor challenges to major crises, stress is part of life. And while you can't always control your circumstances, you can control how you respond to them.
The term wellness has been applied in many ways. It is much more than just physical health, exercise, and nutrition. Wellness is multidimensional including: Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Career, Intellectual, Environmental, Social (SPECIES). Wellness is a full integration and the pursuit of continued growth and balance in these seven dimensions of wellness.
Addiction is a complex disease, but nearly a century of scientific study has helped researchers come to a deeper understanding about how it works. This research has culminated in an important change in how we talk about addiction: Addiction is now classified as a disease that affects the brain, not a personal failing or choice.