Health and Wellness for Individuals

The information in this section speaks to the whole being, engaging different aspects or dimensions of self, developing self-awareness, and learning strategies for self-regulation. These strategies can lessen the effects of triggers for both substance use and stressful experiences. 

Any given health-promoting tool or strategy may work differently for each individual. We each have unique combinations of health conditions; social and physical environments; and ethnic, cultural and personal history.

As we look at health from a whole-person perspective, we also look at wellness from a whole-society perspective. It is important to address the health disparities that exist due to factors like racism, poverty, wealth distribution, food supply chains, access to healthcare and education, environmental risks, and so much more.

Disclaimer: The information and strategies shared here are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of a consultation with a medical doctor.

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