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One of the most effective tools in a person’s sobriety toolbox is meditation and mindfulness. Meditation has many proven benefits and can help reverse some of the damage that excessive drinking has on the brain.
About ten years ago, I started dabbling in the world of meditation. I'm embarrassed to admit that my journey started with reading The Secret (thanks, Oprah). In my defense, I had just ended a five-year toxic relationship and was equal parts vulnerable and desperate for guidance. After The Secret, I paid an absurd amount of money for a 30-day meditation course by (you guessed it) Oprah along with Deepak Chopra.
I recently listened to a Ted Talk by Judson Brewer about bad habits and how to break them. If you're reading this right now, chances are you have a bad habit that you would like to break. He talked about using mindfulness as a strategy to break bad habits, a strategy that I have used in my own life to help get myself out of some pretty dark places, so his lecture really spoke to me and I hope that it can be effective for you as well.