As a metaphysical psychologist, I work primarily in the field of addiction recovery. A word thrown around a lot is the word treatment. Treatment, according to Dictionary.com, means action or behavior toward a person; management in the application of medicines, surgery. In the field of addiction recovery, I believe it is more specific toward a proven action plan. The most successful treatment facilities base their action plans on the spiritual treatment as practiced by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many other treatment modalities claim success but only Alcoholics Anonymous, and their spiritual foundation, has long term case studies sixty-plus years in the making.
I have been studying treatment modalities for over thirty-seven years and if the spiritual “angle” is not addressed, recovery, if any, is short term at best. Most addictions are multi-faceted, being that they are physical, mental and spiritual. Physically one must abstain from the substance of their addiction. Mentally one must find their negative principals, or what I call “slivers”, that irritate their mental abilities. Spiritually one must connect with a Power greater than themselves, other than a physical or human form. A God of one’s understanding is the best and most beneficial of powers.
If we put our lives in the hands of another, they are seldom much better than if they ran life by themselves. One can use a stable mind to lean on while one is healing but eventually one must find the power within other than their Ego. This is where I help people befriend their soul, which with proper prayer and meditation, will rise one’s thoughts to inspiration or intuitive thought. The knowledge I have achieved, along with the treatment I use from Alcoholics Anonymous, provides long term recovery from terminal addictive illnesses. If you want to know what treatment modality you should be following remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.