Monday, January 11, 2010

Alternative Drug Recovery Methods

There are several different types of drug addiction poems. They each assist the person by releasing pent up feelings and/or emotions that don't readily come forth in normal spoken word. Writing poetry is but one method of vocalizing these feelings. A few example include:

* Poetry written by an addict about the problems contributing to his/her addiction
* Poetry written by an addict about the effects of his/her addiction
* Poetry written by an addict about his/her steps toward recovery
* Poems written by friends and family members of the addict to express how they feel about his/her addiction
* Poems written by friends and family members of the addict to celebrate his/her steps toward recovery

(Type of poetry examples taken from Drug_Addiction_Poems)
Below is an example of poetry written by an individual during their recovery process:

There is a monster who lives in my head, He talks to me softly he wants me dead.
He tells me this time I'll stay in control. He tells me not to let anyone know.
He convinces me that no one cares, He whispers the pain is to much to bear.
He tells me how wonderful I will feel. He tells me he loves me and it is real.
He tells me not to call anyone, My heart starts racing, he tells me it will be fun.
He tells me not to think of past times, He promises I can do it just once this time
Who is this monster who calls me by name, RELAPSE, he waiting to start the game.

Another method of addiction treatment can be found in Coloring Therapy, the focus of meditation is easily attained through the activity of coloring itself. Coloring is used as a way to begin to quiet the mind, listen inwardly and open up to higher knowledge, healing, and creativity. This alternative to formal meditation practices can help people of all ages in recovery improve coping and awareness skills through an enjoyable activity. ( This being a non-traditional way or a holistic form of addiction treatment.

Addiction recovery can be attained in many fashions, the most commonly used is of course treatment centers. Finding the best path to recover on depends on the individual afflicted and their best method of learning.