Recovery From Addiction To Drugs

Recovery from addiction to drugs may seem an impossible dream for one caught in the practice but there is help. Treating the root cause with the right treatment is possible.

You have made a start by looking at the problem and considering the change. It can take a long time and will involve stubborn resolve to see it through and a solid foundation to prevent relapsing.

Holistic Recovery

Treatment should take the whole person into account and help to form a new way of living. It is seen to be addressing a brain illness, not a mental illness and so deals with the physical body, to repair it’s integrity and stabilise it’s health.

Anxiety, depression, and distressing states of mind can induce a person to mad or odd behaviour. Holistic recovery will safely help the individual with ways to work through these emotions and to manage negative behaviours and thoughts.

Positive influences through a support system will make the job of recovery possible. Careful thought needs to go into it. Some treatments focus on destructive behaviour and distorted thinking and little attention goes into the true causes of the state of mind. Lectures and group activities can only go so far.

The use of the addicts own senses to assess emotions and to manage associated distress properly, will happen in holistic recovery from addiction to drugs. The seven senses, taste, touch, hearing, internal sensations, balance, sight and smell send information to the brain and the body’s response will involve feelings.

Humans cannot feel thoughts and anxiety and depression are physical sensations. Thoughts can produce physical distress if the brain interprets them as a threat. As an example, a concern usually has a thought attached to it. The person cannot feel the thought, but can feel the body’s response to it and sufferers will be trained to understand this.

The body releases chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline as a result of the brain’s interpretation of the thought. The thought can make your body hide, freeze, flee or fight.

The sensation felt can lead to pressure, tension, heaviness and tightness leading to depression and anxiety which can then lead to heart attacks. For recovery to happen these events need to be eased up. An holistic approach will educate the sufferer to achieve relief from the physical sensations and to notice the senses, recognise specific thoughts happening and how their body is feeling.

They will be able to manage the anxiety and depression that leads to addictive behaviour. A willing attitude is needed to think, sense, feel and do their way out of addiction. It is tuning the body to bring about change to the whole of one’s life, mind and spirit.

Ways to control cravings and triggers and developing support systems are needed to avoid relapsing. Daily practising of learned techniques and observations with the help of the supporters through association, will overshadow the negative influences.

Do healthy eating habits and do not do your vices, leave them behind. Positive changes incrementally, will add up to significant advances, if maintained. Knowing the links to the addiction will aid in the recovery from addiction to drugs. Cultural factors play a part and the longer the addiction has occurred, the longer the recovery is likely to be.