The act of worrying is truly an uncomfortably useless thing most all of us do at some point or another. If you think about it, worry gets us nowhere and does nothing to comfort our fears. In recovery, we learn to trust in something greater than ourselves. With this trust, we come to believe that no matter what happens, we will be okay.
Addiction trapped us in a cycle of fear-based behaviors that were seemingly inescapable. Our worries focused on having enough, getting more, and warding off withdrawal. In recovery, our worries change and since we no longer numb ourselves, our worries can feel overwhelming. Treatment helps us work through our relationship, career, financial, and legal worries, and teaches how to cope with life stressors on a day-to-day basis. Most of us came to treatment ill-equipped to deal with life, and by the time we leave, we are much more prepared for the journey ahead.
The act of letting go is opposite the act of worrying. When we let go of the idea that we have control over people, places, and things, we free ourselves of the burden and illusion of power. Similar to realizing our powerlessness over alcohol, once we realize we are also powerless over many other things in life, we can begin learning how to let go and worry less. It sounds simple, but it takes practice. Some people like to turn their worries and problems over to the universe, God, or nature. Meditation is also a method of releasing ourselves of burden.
However you choose to calm your thoughts, it is important to find what works for you. Treatment helps us discover what our triggers are, and teaches us several methods to combat the fear and anxiety that often accompanies worry. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, we can help you face your fears and overcome the pain that the disease has caused you and your family. You do not have to go through this alone. Give us a call, we want to help you transition into recovery in the safest, most comfortable way possible. There will never be a better time to begin a new life, than right now.
The Lakehouse Recovery Center offers privacy, client-focused care, and more. Our belief is that treatment should teach clients how to find fun and laughter again in their life. Offering 30, 60, and 90 day programs, we help clients heal in mind, body, and spirit, while helping them find joy in life again without drugs and alcohol. Call us today for information: 877.762.3707