For anyone battling addiction, detox can be a difficult process to undergo and often times patients are filled with anxiety and the fear of the unknown. There are numerous treatment programs that are specifically designed to meet the needs of every individual struggling and there are many benefits to participating in these unique programs. Using a form of therapy such as meditation for addiction treatment helps our clients’ transition comfortably into our program, and allows them to truly heal on a spiritual level. We at Banyan Detox understand that substance and alcohol abuse is a symptom of a deeper problem and focus on healing our patients as well as enforcing abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
Meditation is a mind and body practice that can heighten the benefits of traditional therapies when combined with each other during addiction recovery. There is a strong emphasis with the mind and body connection as well as inducing relaxation and serenity. This therapy practice has been proven to improve mental and physical health as well as successfully assist in recovery efforts. The practice of meditation can be done at any time in a quiet setting. This therapy practice focuses on mindfulness and the awareness of present feelings, thoughts, and surroundings. There is a growing amount of research that supports the effectiveness of meditation for addiction treatment and high relapse prevention rates.
Benefits of Meditation
Not only does meditation aid in the process of recovery, but it increases self-awareness, improves mental health, and helps all individuals to detach from dangerous impulses. Meditation is known to help reduce drug cravings and prevent relapse. The many benefits to meditation at Banyan Detox include:
- Decreased blood pressure for all patients. Anyone at risk of hypertension can really benefit from meditation practices.
- Lower anxiety levels. Meditation is known to help all individuals control anxiety and find ways to calm the mind.
- Properly managing stress. Meditation helps to control stress levels and avoid situations that increase blood pressure.
- Reducing depression. During treatment, it’s extremely important to properly manage depressive thoughts and meditation allows for major improvements.
Meditation isn’t meant to be a standalone treatment for addiction, and at Banyan Detox we properly utilize our other programs in addition to meditation for specific patients who fit the criteria for this treatment. Many patients encounter meditation at Banyan Detox for the first time and find that they will continue to practice it even after completion of treatment. This healthy and peaceful practice promotes long-term sobriety for all those in recovery. This quick and easy method of relaxation can be performed at any time.
For anyone looking for different treatment options and a full range of unique programs, Banyan Detox offers many recovery programs for anyone battling addiction. We offer many complimentary therapy practices that aid in the growth to a healthy and happy lifestyle free from addiction. Meditation can change your life and Banyan Detox is here to help you take control. If you or a loved one is struggling and in need of proper treatment, contact our Banyan Detox Treatment center today.