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THE IMPORTANCE OF A HEALTHY HOME

Various studies have shown that living in a healthy home has a tendency to increase the lifespan of the home owner. There are lots of benefits which are inherent in having a clean home which transcends to having a healthy home. A good number of us might be unenthusiastic about keeping our home clean and healthy, it is actually very important in availing us the opportunity of living healthy lives.

Below are some points which states why a healthy home is important

  1. Reduction of stress and fatigue: Living in a messy home sends a signal to you that there is still much work to be done and hence, there is a need for you to finish up. When you regularly clean up your home, there would not be any room for piled up dirt and items which are not arranged. Cluttered items have the tendency to induce tiredness and stress.
  2. Reduction of sensitivity and symptoms of asthma: Staying in an untidy environment, or places which have natural dampness can cause asthma and allergies or sensitivity. These substances have the tendency to reduce the quality of air and also increase the chances of someone coming down with asthma.
  3. Improvement of safety: There are many features which have detrimental effects on the people living in the house, and it is essential that these features are correctly put in place in order to ensure that everyone is safe. Your home needs to be free from all sorts of hazards, in order to make sure that your environment is safe.
  4. Reduction of the spread of germs: Some people have the conventional thinking that bathrooms are where you would find plethora of germs, while others are of the opinion that it is in the kitchen. However, it is important that the whole area of your home is kept clean, in order to step-up the health state of your home.
  5. Warding off pests: It is very easy for all kinds or pests to live in an unhealthy home, and this is hinged on the fact that the dirtiness has accumulated over time. Pests cause all sorts of problems ranging from diseases to being uncomfortable amongst others.

VALUE OF SPONSORSHIP IN ADDITION RECOVERY

Many addicts that have achieved success in their process of recovery have done so with the aid of sponsorship. Finding a sponsor that would guide an addict through the process of recovery is known to be an effective tool. However, it is common for an addict to have little or no idea of what the role of a sponsor is in their course of recovery.

The major role and responsibility of a sponsor is to help an addict with the steps required in the recovery process and this happens to be one of the most beneficial and closest relationships addict can develop in recovery.

MEANING OF SPONSORSHIP IN ADDICTION RECOVERY

Sponsorship in the process of recovery from addiction requires a person as a support and who has a vast knowledge about sobriety issues and is able to be responsible and be accountable to the addict. A sponsor is like a friend, mentor and confidant who guides an addict with issues of sobriety through the addiction recovery process.

Usually, a sponsor would have gone through the process and have acquired the experience needed to help another person. They usually have a considerable amount of time staying sober and continually work to sustain the principles acquired from the recovery process in their own lives.

On the other hand, it requires the addict that is sponsored and who is becoming just newly sober to be open and honest with the sponsor. This might be a daunting challenge because it might be something that are not used to doing. Nonetheless, it is an important and crucial way of developing a relationship of trust which is the basics for a long-term recovery.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A SPONSOR

            Sponsorship in addiction requires the addict to offer guidance, encouragement and support. There are other vital functions a sponsor carries out:

  • Motivation and inspiration which is needed by the addict in the process of recovery can be provided by a sponsor
  • A sponsor can teach the addict necessary steps in living a life free and void of addiction.
  • Sponsors are a great and reliable source of information required in addiction recovery which includes their own personal experiences and testimonies.
  • A sponsor is normally a good listener, and a person that can provide support and care for the addict
  • An addict should be able to be accountable and responsible to a sponsor hence it requires for the sponsor to be trustworthy
  • A sponsor is a nonjudgmental and understanding fellow
  • Guidance in building healthy relationships can be provided by the sponsor.