Recovery is not easy, but it is essential for people with addiction. It might mean medical detox, treatment for drugs or alcohol, or picking up some coping skills training. The time after rehab is the best time to focus on your needs and desires to stay clean and sober. Among them is the need to find some peace after addiction. Some peace that helps you move forward into a new space with yourself and those around you. Find out how to get some peace in recovery by trying some simple tips.
Finding Spiritual Ground
Looking deeper than the surface requires going into personal lives to see what is beneath the layers. Spiritual practice can help deepen an understanding of what brought you to this place you are now and where you are going. It makes you realize there is a greater power operating in your life. Having a spiritual foundation can bring peace and calm during times of uncertainty, which reminds you of the good things you have in life. Finding a centering point like in meditation, yoga, or some other practice can be very healing through the ups and downs of recovery.
If you want to let go of old habits, be patient. Stand still and know you are going to make it through this trial in your life. Recovery is a process that unfolds over a lifetime. A major pitfall in recovery is the expectation you will experience positive life-changing events right away. Recovery is about small steps. This means profound changes that recovery brings include the daily bits people can be grateful for in their lives. To achieve peace, we need to slow down long enough to enjoy the journey, made up of many small things that lead to bigger things, down the road.
Peace comes from knowing yourself. It comes from learning to love and accept yourself as you are. All the faults, even if you have too many you feel you cannot count, are what make you unique. It makes you who you are at this moment. It helps to focus on the positive and accept yourself as much, if not more than you might accept someone else on their journey. Some helpful tips:
- Speak kindly to yourself as you would a loved one or even a stranger
- Release self-talk that is negative or unaccepting of who you are
- Don’t define yourself by the past or mistakes
- Accept today is the only day you can change yourself to be better tomorrow
The path to peace is paved with good intentions. It all starts with finding quality treatment for drug addiction. As someone in recovery, you can find ways to get past some of the struggles on your own but finding true inner peace is a life long journey. Peace and joy are just waiting on the other side of treatment, with the right mindset and heart open to the journey.
Laguna Beach is where Oceanfront calls home. We believe by coming here, you can find the peace and serenity you need in recovery from addiction. Rehab is one part of the recovery journey. Call us to find out how we can help you navigate addiction recovery: 888-981-4295