Today, I wanted to share some great information on incorporating spirituality into your recovery. With that said, I am not here to judge or ridicule anyone that has been in this situation or is currently in it. We are all human and make mistakes, including myself. I know that life is hard and I have personally found that God is in control of everything including my own chronic pain. I hope this post finds you well if you are in recovery. Remember take it one day at a time.
Recovery from drugs, alcohol, and other addictions is not just a physical pursuit, it’s also spiritual. In fact, without the spiritual part of the equation, it’s possible that any efforts at recovery could fail. If you are in recovery and haven not included some spiritual elements into your recovery plan, here are some ways to do it.
Disclosure: This post is for informational purposes only. Please seek help from a trained professional such as a physiologist, psychiatrist, or other health professionals who can help you with your own recovery. Please call 911 or emergency number if you are in immediate danger.
Define Your Spirituality
There is no right or wrong way to be spiritual. There is no single path to enlightenment. Spirituality isn’t about god, or religion, but rather the way you feed and soothe your spirit.
For example: a devout Christian might thrive on prayer, and surrender his addiction to God. On the other hand, an atheist might feel more comfortable focusing on meditation and self-awareness. The thing is both approaches can address the need to get in touch with your soul, or your conscience, or whatever you call the core of your being. Both approaches can help you tap into that well of inner strength that will ultimately support you and keep you going on your road to recovery.
Find Others with Similar Needs
Recovery can’t occur in a vacuum. Sure, you could try to sequester yourself from the world, but unless you plan to become an anchorite, you will eventually have to interact with the world, and all the temptations it contains. Joining with people who are on a similar spiritual path to recovery can help you deal with the worldly temptations much better than if you were to go it alone. This is one of the reasons why people in recovery tend to gravitate toward twelve-step programs, support groups, and even group homes.
If you are a young adult just leaving rehab, a sober house for young adults could offer you the spiritual, emotional, and physical support you need to transition into the real world.