Imagine waking up in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Your mind is clear, your body well-rested. You don’t have a hangover, and there is no evidence of alcohol or drugs around you. Yet there is not that nagging, unforgiving need for a drink, either. And that pain – the empty, hollow, relentless pain – you don’t notice that, either. You feel somehow strange, at peace and content. This may sound like an impossible dream for you. It may be difficult to even imagine it. You have been through so much, but sometimes you wonder, can I ever be whole again?
The answer is actually in your hands. That scenario could be closer than you think. AToN Centers are luxury residential treatment centers located in beautiful San Diego, California. In addition to the on-site chef, pools, saunas, spas and other amenities, they offer methods and curriculum for you to find that peaceful, substance-free life you imagined. AToN offers you the chance to make yourself whole again.
Perhaps you have tried to quit using substances on your own before. Maybe you have even lived sober for a period of time. However, refraining from drinking or drug use is only treating the symptoms of substance abuse. The reasons for your continued substance use are deeper and need to be addressed before healing can begin.
AToN Center believes in the holistic treatment, which addresses all aspects of your mind, body, and soul. Programs like SMART Recovery are offered which address more than just abstinence from substances. They address the mental, physical, and emotional sources of addiction, and offer a myriad of tools for you to choose from to navigate your own healing process. They give you the tools, you forge your own new path. This holistic and empowering approach gives you the best opportunity for success and can help make you whole.
Anyone who has ever had a serious illness or disease and then been made whole knows the power of healing. Healing from addiction may differ in that there are no MRIs or tests that show disease or injury. However, if there were, tests would show that addiction impacts our whole lives, mind, body, and soul. Therefore, healing must address all components of our lives, too.
For comprehensive healing to happen, you need to find a group of methods that address your whole being. For example, yoga helps to heal the mind, body, and soul simultaneously. Good nutrition and exercise address the body, but can also heal the mind. Various forms of therapy can heal the mind and the soul. There are so many different methods to choose from. The important part is choosing the things that will specifically help you.
Often the source of our substance use stems from some sort of trauma in our lives. In order for us to be whole, we need to address that trauma and heal from it. If you have childhood trauma or PTSD, you will want specific trauma therapy, which may include the use of a therapeutic technique called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR. If you have suffered grief or loss, you will want to specifically address grief within therapy and find peace and healing. Working with trained, licensed professionals on an individual basis will bring healing and closure.
Turning Weaknesses to Strengths
As you work to heal yourself and learn new skills, you can see your weaknesses become strengths. As you heal the deep underlying pain that inspired your substance use, you have less need to self-medicate or numb the pain. If you have been neglecting your body during substance use, you might find particular joy in regular exercise and healthy eating habits.
Even in sobriety, you will still have cravings from time to time. But because you are now practicing mindfulness meditation, you are able to cope with the cravings and stay true to yourself. When at one point in time, your biggest fear was relapsing, you know have tools and knowledge to prevent relapse. Where there was fear, now you have knowledge. And what once were weaknesses are now strengths.
One of the keys to the feeling whole is finding balance in your life. In the beginning, you will be juggling a lot of new habits and knowledge. It may even seem a little overwhelming at first. But you can find what works in your life, building your own daily routines and self-care. Finding and maintain balance may seem impossible, but as you heal you will realize that it is not only possible but that you can make it happen for yourself. As you remember the holistic methods of addressing mind, body, and soul, you will find a balance for your own lifestyle. With so many tools at your disposal, you can adapt at any time based on your needs and environment.
When you seek holistic healing for your substance abuse, you can address all levels of your addiction and find healing for pains that may have eaten at you for years. Feeling whole happens when we make daily conscious choices that give us health. When you call AToN Center and begin your healing process, you can actually find that health and peace within you. That image of waking up well-rested with a clear mind in beautiful surroundings is a dream that you can make come true. It’s just a phone call away.
It’s time for you to feel whole again. Call AToN Center at (888) 535-1516 to start your personalized healing process.