The word recovery comes from a late Middle English word denoting restoration; it means to get back or return. To what do we want to return? A person in recovery likely wants to return to a state of well being where there is no longer an addiction, and more importantly, where there are no longer the circumstances that led to the addiction in the first place.
If you’re in the early stages of recovery, all your attention and energy are focused on getting and staying sober. You’re probably living at a halfway house or treatment center. You’re attending support groups to get help with living sober, and you might also be attending 12-step meetings to make sure that sobriety accompanies you every moment of the day.
Yet, eventually, you might relax a little knowing that you’re past the hardest and highest hurdle – you know you’re on the path to living sober, and you’re going to stay that way. Now is the time when you might be interested in exploring some of the underlying issues, those themes in your life that might cause you to drive to the bar or propel you to pick up some pot. The underlying concerns that might still exist, such as unresolved trauma or dysfunctional relationships, are now asking for your attention. You know that they’re not going to have such a hold over you anymore, causing you to drink or do drugs, but they still create a craving, an urge, a yearning for self-destruction.
Getting holistic support for your recovery means getting special kind of support. According to The Free Dictionary holistic care is: “a system of comprehensive or total patient care that considers the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs of the person; his or her response to illness; and the effect of the illness on the ability to meet self-care needs.” Essentially, holistic care takes into about the whole person. It not only considers the physiological and physical aspects of the addiction, but also the emotional, psychological, and spiritual facets to an addiction.
Providing this kind of support is exactly what the Recovery 2.0 Conference offers. It is a free online conference that happens twice each year. It includes speakers and voices from the leading scientific, spiritual, and practical approaches to healing addiction. The various approaches that this conference might include are:
- Nutrition Counseling
- Healing Co-Dependency
- The Link Between Addiction and Pain
- Psychology of Addiction
- Sexual Health
- Plant-based Healing
- Brain Science
- Religious Scripture
- Alternative Therapies
- Organic Food Choices
- Physical Exercise
- Spiritual Exploration and Study
The upcoming conference begins next month, happening May 3-7, 2014. You can get more information about the conference at www.Recovery2Point0.com. The conference includes a variety of speakers from a variety of areas of life to help you achieve a healthy, happy, sober life.
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