Detoxification can be a scary process for many, but you can find relief if you are going through it in a treatment center because you should have access to healthcare professionals 24/7. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, most treatment programs begin with detoxification, or “the process by which the body clears itself of drugs”. As the first stage of treatment, you may be given medication to help ease your withdrawal symptoms. Soon after this, you will attend therapy to help you learn more about your addiction and how you can better develop effective coping strategies for life’s obstacles.
Mantras are a wonderful way to stay focused and calm in times of despair. In the 1970’s, Dr. Herbert Benson, president and founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard Medical School found mantras to be a “relaxation response” on the mind and body. In his study, he asked his participants to sit quietly and repeat certain mantras for 10-15 minutes each day. He later found that his participants had reduced heart rate, lower stress levels and slower metabolism.
If you’re about to begin treatment or you know of a loved one who is, the following mantras may be used to help push through the first (and often considered the most challenging) part of treatment:
- As each day comes, I will get through this.
- My addiction will not control me.
- I am taking steps forward right now.
- I will not give in to my addiction today, no matter what it takes.
- One step at a time.
A website called Do You Yoga claims that mantras can stimulate the endocrine system, help you focus your attention, help you release emotion, create awareness, connect with yourself, and change your vibration. Detoxification can be a challenging time, but you will make it through. Having a support team right there with you is incredibly important, and if you have loved ones nearby that can be extremely helpful as well.
Keep your mind on the bigger picture. You will get through this. You are strong, and you are supported.
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