Meditation has proven essential both in getting sober and in maintaining fulfilling and meaningful recovery for any extended period. It helps to guard against potential relapse as well as provide a wide variety of physiological benefits ranging from low blood pressure to a good night’s sleep. The link between sobriety and the peace of mind achieved through meditation is inextricable and it is for this reason we believe, wholeheartedly, in its healing properties.
Meditation & Recovery
The American Journal of Psychiatry began to document studies proving a positive correlation between mediation and addiction recovery as early as the 1970s. The link between prolonged rehabilitation from substance dependency and mindfulness has been established for far longer. While meditation is often viewed as a spiritual practice, it can be extremely useful for those who are still somewhat apprehensive about engaging in spirituality.
How Does Meditation Work?
Meditation takes numerous forms. While some promote self-discovery and self-realization, others work to improve a relationship with a higher power.
Overall, many meditative practices are geared towards attaining an ultimate state of total detachment. Obtaining inner calm and tranquility is the main goal of every meditative practice and works well with overcoming addiction. Recovering addicts and alcoholics can separate themselves from their cravings – creating a distance between desire and action that has proven exceptionally beneficial in preventing relapse. Students learn to view their own impulses via a third-person perspective, allowing men and women to achieve contentedness without resorting to the use of drugs or alcohol.