The-Mind-of-The-Addict requires Personal Sobriety Spirituality.

Start your addiction recovery Now. If not Now, when? It is always Now.

If The-Mind-of-The-Addict requires a personal spirituality for recovery. What is it?

The-Mind-of-the-Addict knows there is no known cure for addiction. “No magic wand.”

The-Mind-of-the-Addict may be clouded and disoriented, with help this can clear.Nevertheless a person can overcome addictions and learn to manage life successfully.

Many tools are available to help with this sobriety process.

The most successful tool is developing a Personal Spirituality Practice.

This practice should include abstinence and sobriety as part of your recovery plan for long term serenity.

The-Mind-of-the-Addict must realize that in this process, the most important tool is found within oneself---the desire to overcome addiction and develop a healthier lifestyle.

We have reviewed, “The Everything Health Guide to Addiction and Recovery by Linda L. Simmons, Psy.D. We include some excerpts from her very helpful work. Addictions Recovery is within your reach. Start Now.

“Addiction Recovery occurs in three phases:

* Phase One is making a commitment to recovery, detoxification, and stabilizing one’s physical health.

* Phase Two involves making changes to achieve a lifestyle of recovery and repairing physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational damages caused by your addiction. The-Mind-of-the-Addict must change.

* Phase Three is maintenance and commitment with a plan to never return to a life ruled (and ruined) by addiction.” Addictions come in many colors and flavors. What's Yours?

A Personal Spirituality Practice supports your abstinence and sobriety commitment.

This is essential because Recovery from Addictions is not just abstinence and the stopping the use of addictive substances and/or behavior.

If underlying thought patterns, problematic relationships, and dysfunctional behaviors aren’t changed relapse is inevitable.

Impulses, urges, and cravings must be delt with.Addictions are powerful forces and must be battled on multiple personal fronts to reach lasting recovery and sobriety. Addiction Embodied Brain Disease explains it well. There is nothing that thinking doesn't make so.

So, how do you attain a Spirituality Practice?

Just like you attain any other behavioral or attitudinal change.

Reflect back on you past experiences when you found some relief or satisfaction from a quiet moment, a sunset, or a rainbow’s hues, said God help me, revisit childhood beliefs, satisfactions.

It is there, you must find it for yourself. No one else can force your belief in your spiritual nature or in your existential, cognitive experiences. Often it is a feeling of how you really want to experience life.

They will come in your sane and lucid moments of clarity. The Serenity Prayer is a great beginning to a Spiritual Practice.

Saint Francis’ prayer sums it up so well:

“Make me an instrument of peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled,as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned, And it is in dying we are born again.

Even The-Mind-of the-Addict knows that overcoming addiction of any kind is a personal battle.

You need a personal spirituality practice on your side, none of us have to be spiritual orphans.

A Personal Spirituality Practice is what YOU find inspiring, satisfying, and comforting. A formal religious orientation or a personal casual practice. The choice is yours alone. Find it.

Affirmations can be part of your Recovery’s personal practice. They help you practice healthy, honest thoughts and beliefs about your addictive situation. “No Pity Pots.” The Addicted Self

Some useful affirmations you might try:

“I don’t have to lie about my addiction.”

“I will feel better physically without my addiction.”

“I can have better relationships without my addiction.”

“I have more self confidence without my addiction.”

“I can stay on my recovery plan, I am not going to use.”

“I can let go and trust a power greater than myself with my future.”

Consider getting yourself a copy of Linda L. Simmons work: Mindfulness Meditation can ground your Spirituality.

“The Everything Health Guide to Addiction and Recovery.”

It will help you to say:

“I feel very positive about my recovery and my future. I no longer have mind addiction, The Mind of an Addict, nor am I any longer a Spiritual Orphan.”

The-Mind-of-the-Addict can overcome and find Personal Spirituality.

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