Meditation is amazing. It can remove the stress from your life, it doesn’t cost any money, and you can always do it wherever you are. Meditation is a great tool for everyone, but it is especially great for recovered alcoholics and drug addicts. How can meditation help you to stay in recovery? Here are a few ways.
1. Meditation decreases stress levels.
Stress is one of the main reasons people relapse, and meditation is a great way to deal with stress. The stressors in your life may still be there when you meditate, but it will help you to react to them in a better, calmer way.
2. Meditation improves your immune system.
Drug and/or alcohol use can decrease your immunity so when you are first in recovery, you may discover that you need some immune system boosters. Meditation can increase your immune system. Recent studies have shown that just a few weeks of meditation can make your body more resilient.
3. Meditation can lower blood pressure and control pain.
Drug use and alcohol use can do serious damage to your heart. Fortunately, meditation can actually lower your blood pressure. As for drug addicts who became addicted because of a chronic pain condition, meditation can actually decrease your pain levels.
4. Meditation can make you more spiritual.
No matter what your beliefs are, meditation can help you to have a stronger faith and a stronger sense of spirituality. People from all faiths have used meditation as a spiritual tool to connect with the divine.
5. Meditation helps you to be more compassionate to everyone.
Addiction and alcoholism can make you a selfish person. The practice of meditation can turn you into a more kind, compassionate, and generous person, as many studies have indicated.
Meditation can be a great tool to help you in your recovery. However, it should not be a substitute for rehabilitation. It is important that you visit a drug and/or alcohol rehab to get the treatment you deserve.