Suffering from drug and alcohol addiction can be mentally frustrating. It can be hard facing the day to day stressors that go along with maintaining a family, home and career. One thing you need to remember is that through all of the difficulties we learn lessons about life as well as ourselves.

Much of what we perceive as being difficult can be assessed, a plan figured out and then subsequently solved. The entire process takes place in our mind. We look at a situation and instead of being overwhelmed begin to slowly take control of the situation. We all are capable of it, but how can we accomplish it? Meditation!

Drug and alcohol addiction affects our thinking processes. It makes us want to act on impulse. With meditation, we act by using control. People often set aside 10 or 15 minutes every few hours to meditate. They clear their mind of thoughts and ramblings and begin to re-center themselves. This new mental clarity eliminates impulsive urges and helps them to focus on the tasks at hand.

Meditation can be as simple as taking a few seconds to sit quietly, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. There is no set rule of thumb everyone must follow. Each person has their own way of meditating. Some people may enjoy listening to soft music and let their body and mind relax to the sounds being played.

Meditation is an effective tool for individuals experiencing drug and alcohol addiction. It allows them to regain control of their mind and thought patterns in the hope of eliminating the thoughts that cause harm and replacing them with positive ones that allow them to move forward during the healing process.