Addiction comes in many forms: alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex, pornography, shopping, hoarding, exercise...
and it can destroy lives.
The 'drug' of choice as well as the effect on an individual's
life can vary greatly from one person to the next.
This is one reason addiction can be so difficult to treat and recover from. Today, there are countless treatment programs, group classes, and activities intended to help, which is great.
But what if I told you that part of the secret of recovering
from addiction isn't so much about what you're doing?
It's about not doing.
Just the simple act of breathing (which you're already doing anyway) has incredible healing powers to calm the central nervous system, reduce anxiety, focus and quiet the mind, improve mental clarity, and rejuvenate the production of
naturally manufactured and distributed chemicals necessary
for good mental health.
Yogis love when students just show up to class and breathe.
Check out a local Yoga class near you and see for yourself.
Do one thing and do it well. Just breathe.