The Role of Spiritual Renewal in Addiction Recovery
Addiction is complex and affects every part of our lives and the lives of loved ones. Addiction hijacks the brain and chemically alters the release of neurotransmitters, which increases the levels of dopamine that release a burst of euphoria. Addiction breaks our spirit and changes the way we think about ourselves. It can increase symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. Addiction makes us feel unworthy, hopeless, and helpless. This is why spiritual renewal plays an important role in addiction recovery.
Spiritual Healing and Renewal
Addiction silences our spirit. Drugs and alcohol can make you feel lonely, helpless, and suffer from low self-esteem. Spiritual healing teaches a person to accept and let go of the pain through reliance on his or her own concept of a higher power. With spiritual healing, we learn that we are part of something larger than we are and can achieve peace and content.
Spiritual renewal is a more highly individualized concept characterized by a personal relationship with something that is transcendent or beyond one’s self. Addiction clouds our sense of identity and drains us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It robs us of our self-worth and ability to connect with others.
Spirituality is hope. When we have hope, we can thrive, set goals, and feel more confident and productive. A renewed spirit can form clarity, understanding, empathy, and a greater sense of authenticity. Spiritual renewal increases our sense of meaning and purpose.
A strong spirit helps us discover more about ourselves and restores our faith. Treatment helps us look inward and identify our strengths and self-awareness. A renewed spirit gives us confidence, encouragement, and a sense of self-worth that was lost while actively using drugs or alcohol.
Addiction darkens our spirituality and fully replaces it. Addiction can be perceived as a spiritual vacuum and a state of emptiness and despair. Treatment is a life-saving opportunity designed to restore our physical and mental health, help us replace old habits with new, healthy ones, and renew and strengthen our spirit and faith.
If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, you are not alone. It is never too late to start a new, healthy lifestyle in sobriety. Holistic treatment encompasses healing for the mind, body, and spirit for the best success in recovery. Do not wait another day. Get help now. While there is no cure for addiction, it is treatable and there is hope in recovery.
Daylight Recovery Services takes a holistic approach to substance abuse and co-occurring disorder treatment to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual facets of addiction and recovery. We ensure clients emerge from our facility with the proper tools and confidence in their ability to lead a healthy, enjoyable life. If you or someone you love is ready to break free of the bondage of addiction, contact one of our recovery experts today at 1-833-2DAYLIGHT.