Addiction recovery is a difficult and lengthy process that requires a lot of hard work and dedication. However, there are a number of things that can help make the process a little bit easier. One of those things is meditation.
Meditation has been shown to be highly effective in reducing stress, improving mental clarity, and promoting emotional well-being. It is also a valuable tool in addiction recovery. Meditation can help to ease the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that are associated with quitting drugs or alcohol. It can also help to promote sober living by helping individuals develop a greater sense of self-awareness and discipline.
If you’re working your way through the 12-Step Program, you’ve likely found that no single step is particularly easy. The same goes for Step 7. In previous steps, you’ve admitted your powerlessness over drugs and alcohol, handed your will over to your Greater Power, and looked inward to identify defects of character that have contributed to your addiction.
Drug rehab programs often merge traditional evidence-based treatment methods with holistic mind-body practices like yoga or acupuncture to provide well-rounded treatment. Although addiction is a complex disease, mind-body therapies can help people achieve lasting sobriety. For example, meditation is one commonly-used mind-body practice. But, can meditation help recovery? Let’s take a closer look at its benefits.
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