Meditation Therapy

People struggling with drug and alcohol addiction often struggle to concentrate and think. They may feel overwhelmed, scattered, frustrated, or even angry. Addiction is a disease that makes it hard to think, particularly during drug or alcohol cravings. Future Now Detox offers revolutionary meditation therapy, as part of a treatment plan  that can help people with addiction find lasting recovery. As one of the only West Palm Beach addiction centers offering holistic detox and meditation therapy, we can help equip you with the skills and tools you need to thrive as you fight the disease of addiction.

Meditation therapy

Addiction Changes the Brain

Addiction looks a lot like a choice. Just stop using, right? It turns out that addiction is a disease no different from kidney failure or heart disease. Drugs and alcohol change the way the brain and body behave. Over time, this convinces the body that it needs alcohol and drugs to survive. So when an addict attempts to stop using, he or she experiences intense and difficult withdrawal symptoms.

Addiction also undermines brain function even when an addict is not going through withdrawal. Some of the symptoms an addict might experience include:

  • Decreased focus and concentration
  • Low motivation
  • Easy frustration
  • Less desire to learn
  • Feeling scatterbrained
  • Struggling to remember things

These issues can keep an addict using. Many drugs make it feel like an addict is more focused, even though they actually deplete focus and motivation. Moreover, the challenges of focusing and otherwise functioning when a person is addicted can be emotionally draining. This may spur addicts to continue using and abusing drugs or alcohol to cope with the problems that drug and alcohol use cause.

Meditation Changes the Brain, Too

Addiction can change the brain, but so too does meditation. For generations, people have used meditation to cope with stress, cultivate concentration, and develop more energy. This makes it a useful coping mechanism for many of the challenges addicts face.

Although meditation is often treated as alternative medicine, its scientific benefits have been repeatedly proven. Some of the ways meditation can change the brain and body include:

  • Improving attention span by healing the brain to ignore distractions.
  • Helping you better manage pain. People who meditate are less likely to say they have severe pain, even when they have life-threatening medical conditions such as cancer.
  • Altering brain waves to make it easier to sleep.
  • Cultivating empathy.
  • Helping people gain insight into their own behavior.
  • Slowing heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and potentially reducing muscle tension.
  • Directly combating chronic pain.
  • Improving memory.
  • Reducing activity in areas of the brain associated with self-centered thinking.
  • Slowing aging of the brain, and reducing damage to the brain.
  • Easing anxiety, and helping people abandon automatic negative thoughts that cause depression and anxiety. Some studies show that meditation is more effective than antidepressants.
  • Directly treating addiction. One study found that meditation could help addicts recover.

How Meditation Can Help With Addiction

Meditation isn’t hard to learn. It involves simply slowing down your thoughts, becoming more present in the current moment, and cultivating mindfulness. It’s a skill, which is why some people spend a lifetime cultivating their meditative technique. But it can be learned in just a few minutes. You don’t have to be talented or intelligent to meditate. Anyone who can think can do it—even when they’re struggling with addiction.

The rapid rate at which meditation can be learned makes it an ideal choice for fighting addiction. It’s more than just a quick fix.

Research shows that addicts are more likely to relapse during withdrawal and detox and that the longer they go without using, the less likely relapse becomes. Meditation can help addicts cope with the stress and pain of withdrawal, potentially reducing pain and stress. This may help addicts resist the temptation to go back to drugs and alcohol.

Once an addict has finished withdrawal, drugs and alcohol are out of their system. This is when the real work begins—the work to craft a new and healthier life. Meditation can help with this, too. It helps addicts cope more effectively with their problems, better understand themselves, and resist temptation when it arises. Meditation is a valuable life skill that addicts can continue using for the rest of their life—both for fighting addiction and for dealing with the stressors and pressures of everyday life.

Understanding the Therapeutic Journey to Sobriety

Many addicts conceive of sobriety as something they achieve once. Get clean, go through detox, and then be sober, they think. But like other diseases, addiction requires ongoing treatment to prevent a relapse. The journey to sobriety is not a race. Once you’re an addict, you will always face temptation and must continue to avoid drugs and alcohol. The right holistic treatment can arm you with the tools you need to avoid a relapse.

At Future Now Detox, we offer cognitive-behavioral, trauma-informed, and other forms of therapy to help you understand your addiction, manage your stress, and find healthy options for dealing with life’s difficulties. We also offer massage, chiropractic care, and a host of other holistic modalities to get you from where you are to where you want to be.

Addiction isn’t your fault. But it’s up to you to decide you want something better. We can help you get there. If you’re ready to get sober, we’re here for you. Reach out today.

In Network With Most Insurance

We understand the importance of accessibility and affordability, which is why we have partnered with several insurance companies to better service you. We accept most major insurance providers and private health insurance. Our team is available 24/7 to assist you in navigating your insurance coverage. If you don’t have insurance, we are here to help you understand the options available for you or a loved one.

Take the first step toward recovering from addiction by calling Future Now Detox at (866) 419-3899, or verify your insurance by clicking the button below. 

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