Why Patients who have more inner Strength Tend to Avoid Relapse

Inner strength is an expression of will power
Many people with addictions tend to isolate themselves and hide their addictions.

Accepting the situation and being able to openly discuss their concerns with someone else, is usually the first step to recuperation.

This requires a number of factors, including inner strength, and a support network.  

Inner Strength

Inner strength is an expression of will power, courage and the endurance to overcome life’s challenges, along with the power to control harmful impulses.  The ability to harness inner strength may come from a variety of sources, such as a belief in one’s self  that may be nurtured in their childhood, or faith in a higher power when they are at a breaking point, or both.  When life is hard, it is best to start cultivating a positive attitude, faith is like having a positive attitude on steroids.  Being optimistic helps one to see challenges as blessings in disguise and faith helps us to find meaning in those challenges and blessings.  

While it has been demonstrated that personal visualization helps one focus on achievements and strengths, having faith, which is believing without evidence to support the belief, will always light the way to a solution to the problem, if one exists.  Positive thinking and Faith, are powerful Strength Based Recovery tools.  Negative energy lowers self-esteem and diminishes faith.  Therefore, keeping a record of the progress towards recovery reaffirms self-worth and builds confidence. Affirmation improves determination and helps one maintain focus. Speaking positive words, especially through prayer, on a regular basis, is also a powerful tool to aide in recovery.

Friends and Family

One of the primary driving forces and causes of addiction, is isolation.  In Strength Based Recovery, those struggling with addictions are advised to connect to others to gain support to fortify their inner strength.  Friends and family are great support systems that help the individual face the unexpected hardships of life. They offer emotional support and help to stay focused on what is really important so they can better adapt to new lifestyle changes and focus on getting better.

Physical Fitness:

Good nutrition and physical exercises help to manage stress and improve physical and mental health. Activities such as running, meditation, yoga and reading have also been known to reduce stress.

Support Groups

Every individual experiences addiction differently.  Hence, it may be difficult for others to understand their situation. Support groups do also help in boosting inner strength. They consist of many individuals with similar problems who meet and share their experiences. It lets the patients know that they are not fighting alone. They are able to set goals and get motivation from other members of their groups.


Enrolling in positive activities also boosts inner strength. For example, art therapy is being used in hospitals as an aid in the healing process. Often, art provides a channel for patients to express feelings they can’t put into words. It relaxes them and helps them process what’s happening to them. In addition, it gives them control and helps make them feel normal again. Expressing oneself artistically guides one toward self-actualization, which may aide in overcoming an addiction.

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