Finding True Happiness Inside of Substance Abuse Recovery

“Happiness is an inside job”- Abraham Hicks

Substance abuse often starts as self-medication against internal struggles. At some point, we may extend this concept into other parts of our lives—just as we may have relied on the comfort provided by drugs, we may also rely on the comfort provided by people or things. Depending on other people for a sense of well being may be a form of addiction as we look for external validation.

Many of us spend years of our lives and tons of energy seeking happiness and validation externally, rarely realizing that the potential for true happiness already exists within us. Recovery creates the space and allows the time to address internal conflict. It is within this space and time that we realize that our own happiness does not depend on any external validation received from people or things.

“Heal yourself first”-Unknown

Acceptance is a spiritual principle found within the recovery process. “Self-validation is accepting your own internal experience, your thoughts and feelings. If you fight the thoughts and feelings, or judge yourself for having them, then you increase your emotional upset. You’ll also miss out on important information about who you are as a person.” – Dr. Karyn Hall

Happiness comes when we can unconditionally accept of ourselves for who we are. When we stop seeking approval and acceptance from outside sources, we realize that our inherent well-being comes from within. When we arrive at this place of unconditional love and acceptance, our recovery journey becomes more clarity. The peace and serenity that we strive for our entire lives, has existed within us the entire time.

“Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else.” – Brian Weiss

In sobriety, you learn through your own wellness, that you have control over your emotions. You learn that you can maintain your own serenity even in the most difficult of times when you no longer allow your emotions to be controlled by others. Healing Springs Ranch offers holistic therapies that include:

At Healing Springs Ranch, we want you to experience a holistic recovery. Our team will place an emphasis on getting to the underlying issues that led you to addiction in the first place. We’ll work with you to understand the “why” behind your substance abuse and help connect you to the happiness inside of you. Call to get started on your recovery journey today.

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