Addiction recovery is not an overnight matter.
It is a process that requires time, commitment, and effort. In fact, it requires each of these things every single day. The process of recovery may sound tiresome, but maintaining an alcohol or drug habit is eons more exhausting. When you are actively seeking recovery, you are working toward a long-term goal of freedom and peace. When you are actively seeking and using drugs and alcohol, your sole purpose is to get loaded, and then get more. There is no lasting peace or freedom in that.
While recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, there are many tools available to help you reach your goals.
Daily spiritual practices can be helpful in addiction recovery. The principle of using spirituality in addiction recovery has been in place for many years. The original 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous uses this as a fundamental concept in their program. Often the question of religion vs. spirituality will arise. Religion usually refers to a particular belief system that includes rules, structure, and organization, whereas spirituality is concerned with growing a divine consciousness that is instilled within every human being, without the constraints of organized religion. Whether you choose religion or spirituality, either can be practiced and used to help you further your recovery program.
Here are some of the ways daily spiritual practices can be helpful in addiction recovery:
Prayer and meditation are tools that allow individuals to find clarity in the midst of any situation.
Daily spiritual practices provide a kind of buffer or boost that is usually much needed in early sobriety.
By reducing stress and anxiety, individuals are much less likely to resort to drugs and alcohol to deal with life.
These tools can increase a person’s sense of self-worth and self-esteem, as well as purpose. Daily spiritual practices can give individuals hope for their future.
If you or someone you care about are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, please consider reaching out to someone for information about how to find lasting recovery. You are not alone, and you can be free. Talk to someone today.