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Mental Health & Addiction

One’s mental health is of great importance as the toll of everyday life wears on each individual differently. As a result, a number of triggers – and/or factors – can cause one to feel overwhelmed, and/or led down a path of addiction. 

In fact, “Substance abuse and mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety are closely linked, and while some substance abuse can cause prolonged psychotic reactions, one does not directly cause the other. However: Alcohol and drugs are often used to self-medicate the symptoms of mental health problems.”

Consequently, turning to substance abuse once when one begins to experience a high level of emotion can open up the door to addiction – and/or create an opportunity for it to latch on to that particular individual. Some of the most common ways that this takes place is through work stress, financial stress, and/or environmental stress, etc. 

Such factors can make it hard for the addict to get by because of what he/she has undergone mentally. One example of this can be seen if the person who is faced with addiction dislikes his/her career, and has been at a place where he/she feels miserable, overlooked, and/or something similar. This can then cause the person to crack mentally from the weight – and/or pressure – that he/she experiences each day while at work. 

Fortunately, one can be free from addiction when he/she seeks out the necessary and needed help. In doing so, he/she is able to regain control of his/her mental health with the aid of a medical professional – and/or even certain forms of therapy, among other treatment options. Here, the person can gain a better understanding as to why he/she feels the way he/she feels, and what the primary cause(s) of that might be. 

In conclusion, one does not have to be trapped in an addiction-filled life but can experience an addiction-free one instead, when he/she begins to seek help. Inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, support groups, and other such things are available based on the severity of the individual’s addiction, and to fit the individual’s schedule and lifestyle as well. This makes it a whole lot easier for the person to stick with his/her plan/goal and make a change to his/her overall health, without having to pull themselves completely away from the people – and/or family – that he/she loves the most. 

REASONS WHY MODELS ARE ADDICTED TO SUBSTANCES

When it comes to the addiction process, it is no respecter of persons, and this applies to models.

Substance addiction is simply a condition whereby an individual is hooked on the intake of either drugs or alcohol, for the purpose of satisfying their pleasure. It is possible for an individual to be addicted to both alcohol and drugs at the same time.

It is unpleasant for a model to be addicted to substances but the fact is, most times they cannot help it. Due to the fact that models are in the limelight, there is a lot that needs to be put in place, so that they do not fall out of favor with their fans and the public at large.

One of the major reasons why models are addicted to substances is because of stress. Now, models spend lots of hours undergoing series of preparations.

The reason for this is because they can come out presentable and nice-looking for either a runway or a photo session. So, they need to give it their best shot to ensure it comes out nice.

Now, spending much time getting prepared is often stressful, and models have barely little time to rest.

For the professional ones who have gone far in the industry, their schedules are usually tight, and they might have little ample time to refresh themselves. This is why some of them have been misled to rely on either drugs or alcohol for refreshment.

Truth be told, it feels better at first, but the seemingly positive benefits are only in the short run, because it fades out fast.

Also, another reason why models are addicted is stage-fright and lack of confidence. This particularly happens to runway models.

Some of them find it difficult to face the crowd, and to save their face, they would prefer to take something that would boost their morale. Often times, they take drugs or alcohol to achieve this purpose.

HEALTH TIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL MODELS

It is very essential for a model to watch his or her health with an Eagle eye. The modelling profession is a very demanding one, and asides the fact that models are expected to exhibit their charisma and charm, their physique is equally important.

When models take healthy diet, exercise on a regular basis, their bodies would definitely perform optimally.

Now, models need to be watchful of what they eat. They can take raw foods and take other nutritious forms of proteins instead of animal fat. It is also beneficial for models to take juices too, because there are lots of nutrients that the stomach takes in.

Basically, food is fuel for our body, being our major energy source. Hence, when our bodies are fueled with the best types of food, they would definitely react in a beneficial way. Therefore, for a model, their skin would become more radiant, their hair would shine, and detoxification would occur more freely.

Asides the physical benefits, taking a healthy diet and regular exercise enhances the mood of a model, which is equally important. For a model, he or she would not experience unpleasant aches that was experienced in the past.

When models go for auditions, clients would typically want to see the best and vibrant side of you. So, it is best for a model to put on a good mood at all times, and a healthy diet with frequent exercise would prevent this.

There are some models who are of the opinion that they need to starve themselves, so that their physique would come out nice.

However, provided you maintain a good diet, or you see a nutritionist for help, you would eat right and have a good stature. The same goes for sticking to an exercise regimen that would help to keep your body in good shape.

To wrap it up, maintaining a good diet and exercising regularly are basic tips that professional models need to follow strictly for a successful career.