Material wealth is not required to heal from substance abuse. Wealth can mean so much more than just money or assets. Applying wealth as a principle in the healing process from addiction can also mean having richness in quality of life. At The Ho Tai Way – Recovery For Women, we see wealth as being affluent in your quality of life.
Wealth and the Principles of Ho Tai
Ho Tai is a philosophy taken from Buddhism that focuses on four principles: prosperity, wealth, joy, and abundance. If you take the principle of wealth and apply it to recovery, wealth can be interpreted as having richness in quality of life.
The definition of the quality of life is “the standard of health, comfort, and happiness experienced by an individual.” Within addiction, the standard of your health, comfort, and happiness are typically all lowered compared to life before addiction. Substance abuse impacts your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being and places limits on the quality of life you can experience.
When you begin treatment for addiction, you open yourself up to receiving more richness in your quality of life. The Ho Tai Way is to help you learn how to obtain more in your life, how to help you receive wealth in well-being.
Finding Quality of Life in Your Career
One area of your life that can improve in recovery is the quality of life in your career. Whether your career is a mother, a business executive, a woman in the military, a student, or whatever you have chosen, being successful in whatever you do is incredibly difficult in active addiction.
When you make the choice to seek treatment and heal from substance abuse, you will have better health, better clarity of mind, and more peace. You will be able to focus better, improve your moods, have improved working relationships, and find more joy in what you do. You can also be more confident, more reliable, and more competent. Essentially, healing from addiction allows you to be a better person for yourself and everyone around you. This can lead to wealth in your career quality of life.
What Does It Look Like to Have Wealth in Your Relationships?
Relationships are usually significantly impacted by substance abuse. Friendships, romantic relationships, and familial relationships are harmed by emotional pain, broken trust, and more. As a part of the recovery process, you will want to make amends to everyone you may have hurt. This process allows for healing and forgiveness to begin and opens hearts for mending.
Once you are in recovery, you become more accountable, learn to set boundaries, communicate more effectively, and are more emotionally available for the people in your life. This creates a richness in the quality of life of your relationships that you cannot put a price on.
What Would Quality of Life Look Like in Your Life?
As the quality of life is subjective, only you can truly determine what that means for you. In addiction, your quality of life is tied entirely to seeking and using substances. That takes away a lot of opportunities for you to receive the gifts in your life that you deserve. You may have health problems, financial problems, damage done to your career, broken relationships, and legal issues resulting from using substances. That is a pretty low standard for quality of life.
What you receive for the effort you put into addiction treatment can pay endless dividends. You have the opportunity to not only reclaim your life but to improve it as well. What would that look like for you? What do you want in your life that you do not currently have? What would richness in quality of life look like?
How Can You Find Wealth in Your Recovery?
Like seeking monetary treasure, your recovery begins with a map. You make a plan by enrolling in detox and treatment. Only unlike a hunt for treasure, each day that you work toward sobriety, you can receive more wealth. Your ability to recognize the wealth you receive will improve as you continue your recovery journey.
You will still have obstacles. You will still have good days and bad days. Recovery is a journey, not a destination, and you will need to keep working in order to keep receiving richness in your quality of life. As your health and comfort level improve in the healing process, you will find more happiness throughout your life. That is how you measure wealth in recovery.
Applying the Ho Tai principle of wealth to recovery means richness in quality of life. As you work through the treatment process, you will find increasing wealth in your career, relationships, and entire life. The Ho Tai Way – Recovery For Women is a detox and residential treatment center specializing in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring mental health diagnoses in beautiful Costa Mesa, California. We focus on education to increase your self-awareness and to help restore balance to your life. We know that healing from addiction involves the mind, body, and soul. Our dynamic curriculum includes engaging classes as well as both individual and group therapy. We offer trauma-informed treatment and support for those who have experienced trauma in the past. We address all aspects of your life as part of your individualized treatment to help you find wealth in your recovery. Please contact us today at (714) 581-3974 to begin your recovery journey.