Substance Abuse Counseling and Addiction Treatment Center for Alcoholism or Drug Abuse
There are as many forms of recovery from substance abuse and for addiction treatment as there are people. One of my most inspirational influences stayed sober for well over 40 years through his practice of poetry, mythology and chanting.
Many other people practice meditation and yoga as their primary form of substance abuse recovery and addiction treatment.
In the mindfulness based intensive outpatient program for substance abuse recovery at Inner-Work Counseling there is a heavy emphasis on using the required workbook to custom design your own program of recovery. It’s important to honor your individuality in the recovery process. Open mindedness is another important quality. That’s how we take in new and creative ideas about how to stay inspired on our path.
Much of my training in recovery stems from the 8 fold path of the yoga tradition. In fact there are many commonalities between the 12-step program and yoga. Yoga is meditation in motion. Meditation is awareness in action. Recovery is in large part comprised of the qualities of these important practices.
Recovery from substance abuse and addiction is a practice, an ongoing process of healing and growth. It requires great awareness to stay awake and be your own person, making conscious choices about how you manage your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, patterns of speech and relationships.
Recovery from substance abuse and addiction is an entire paradigm shift in our lives. It is changing the entire pattern of our life style vs. mere abstinence from our drugs of choice.