There’s no shortage of information about the benefits of finding your inner peace, especially when you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Whether you believe in a higher power or your own spiritual beliefs, having peace come from within can make a startling difference in how you manage triggers, cravings and the adjustment to sober living. Inner peace is that feeling that comes when, no matter what the situation is, you know you’ve done what you can, and that you aren’t being controlled by drugs or alcohol, or any outside force. You are your own person, and you’re in control of your life, or as much as anyone can control their life. You own you, drugs and alcohol do not. It’s the feeling that, despite how it may appear at first, things will work out how they’re meant to in the end.
Why is this crucial for a well-rounded recovery? There are going to be things in your life that you simply can’t control or change the outcome of, and these things are usually going to be painful or scary. Unfortunately, that’s just how life usually works. Nobody skates through it without some kind of trial. When you’re not at peace with yourself, you’re going to be more stressed out and unsure, and this can leave the door open for starting or returning to substance abuse to help cope with those negative emotions. In a way, it leaves you vulnerable, and that’s how addiction snakes back in, through the weak points.
When you have that inner zen going on, however, the peace that comes with it can help you withstand those terrible times that are bound to pop up through life. Having inner peace keeps you from stressing and working yourself up when there’s nothing you can do or say to change the outcome of something, and it helps you realize that, like the Wizard of Oz, you’ve had the power all along. You and your inner peace are your first line of defense against addiction and negative habits, and the more at peace you are, the stronger your defense will be.
At The Springboard Center, we know that you and your family need a treatment provider you can trust. Incorporating the best of practices we have created a meaningful program to restore health and dignity with quality care and counseling. Call us today for information on how we are serving the Permian Basin: (432) 620-0255