Many drug and alcohol addictions are directly related to mental health disorders. Whether you suffer from depression, anxiety, or a mood disorder, meditation therapy along with other holistic treatment therapies can help you cope with these conditions without turning to drugs and alcohol.
Here are 3 ways that meditation therapy for drug addiction can improve your mental health in addiction recovery:
1. Overcome Stress
Many mental health conditions are exasperated by daily stressors. While you may be tempted to focus on the stresses in your life, this will only make matters worse. Overcoming stress is important while working toward sobriety. When you are unable to cope with stresses in your life, you may be tempted to return to drugs or alcohol.
When you first begin our holistic meditation therapy, our staff may generate an emotional response and then teach you how to overcome your emotions using meditation. You will be able to use these techniques whether you are sitting still or on-the-go.
2. Learn To Relax
The state of relaxation may be difficult to achieve after a stressful day at work, school or running around with the kids. While some people are able to unwind with a hot shower and a favorite television show, those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction are likely to use substances to relax. This method of relaxation is what begins the cycle of addiction.
Meditation therapy teaches our patients to fully relax during even the most stressful of times by teaching and reinforcing healthy relaxation techniques. We will help you to clear your mind of negative thoughts and focus on the positives of your day. We strive to show our patients techniques that can be used anywhere at any time.
3. Control Negative Thoughts
If you suffer from anxiety or depression, you may have noticed the negative thoughts that control your mind and actions. Many patients have turned to substance abuse to control these negative thoughts. Here at Avalon Malibu, our meditation therapy is designed to help you control the negative thoughts that have been controlling you.
By using a natural method to control your negative thoughts, you will not be as tempted to return to your old habits. This can be used in all aspects of your recovery to maintain sobriety both during and after addiction treatment.
Meditation therapy is just one way that Avalon Malibu treats drug and alcohol addiction. With our holistic approach to addiction recovery, you will complete many types of therapies designed to heal your mind, body, and spirit.