Battling alcoholism for 20 years, Celeste was stuck in a vicious cycle, unable to see a way out. She likens addiction to being on a hamster wheel, feeling exhausted but unable and too afraid to stop; where the safer option is to continue running.
Stress weakens the immune system. When worried and stressed, the body operates in “Fight or Flight” and its focus is on survival. Other functions (like your immune system) take a back seat. Relaxation improves the immune system.