Addiction Therapy

Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness for Addiction


Massachusetts Center for Addiction, located in Quincy, MA, is a leading comprehensive addiction treatment and care provider. In our experience, we’ve learned that there isn’t a single correct way to treat addiction. Instead, a holistic, individualized approach is most effective. We provide traditional addiction treatment options. In addition, we offer key complementary programs. These include yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for addiction. 

The Role of Yoga in Addiction Recovery 

Yoga is a time-honored mind-body practice with thousands of years of history. It has been used for spiritual practice, as well as for relaxation and fitness in more recent times. When addiction is present, there is often imbalance, disharmony, and a loss of connection with oneself. Addressing these elements should be part of any effective addiction treatment program. However, they are often secondary to the more immediate concerns of addiction recovery.

Yoga is a wonderful practice that contributes to physical and mental well-being. It can help restore a sense of life balance and connection when recovering from addiction. 

Multiple styles of yoga can be practiced, depending on the goal. Vinyasa yoga, which means “flow,” is particularly effective for reducing stress and enhancing emotional regulation. Hatha yoga is another gentle and easy style for beginners, but it can also help improve physical health. 


Coed yoga class taking place in a yoga studio. Everyone is practicing the Lotus position.


Meditation and Mindfulness in Healing 

Addiction recovery can be a time of uncertainty. You have a plan in place. However, part of you might feel as though you’re just going through the motions. It’s like you’re traveling the journey but aren’t really connected to it. You’re simply moving to get to the next step. While these feelings are normal, they aren’t sustainable or healthy for long-term recovery success. 

Meditation and mindfulness practices can be very beneficial for individuals battling addiction. Mindfulness requires that we slow down and pay attention to the present moment. It requires that we acknowledge feelings and thoughts and let them go. 

Mindfulness and meditation promote mental clarity, emotional stability, and a greater sense of inner peace as you work toward recovery. 

Integrating Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation Into Addiction Treatment

At Massachusetts Center for Addiction, we believe in a holistic approach to recovery. This approach addresses the mind, body, and spirit. We find it to be the most effective path to recovery. We encourage the integration of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness as valuable components of an addiction treatment plan. 

We are proud to say that we have a wonderful clinical team responsible for our yoga, meditation, and mindfulness programs. They each have master’s-level qualifications that make them experts in holistic addiction therapies. 

Yoga and meditation classes or meetings are widely available and accessible to most people. However, these platforms aren’t specifically tailored for addiction recovery. While they can be helpful, the professional background of our staff enhances the effectiveness of these offerings at our facility. Our team is equipped to help you use these relaxation techniques effectively throughout your recovery journey. 

Admission Into Our Treatment Program

We strive to make our admissions process at the Massachusetts Center for Addiction as easy and stress-free as possible. The first simple step is to contact us, and our admissions staff will guide you to the next step. 

We’ll answer your questions and get you scheduled for a complete evaluation to determine what your addiction treatment plan will look like. Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness can be integrated into your treatment plan with ease. 

Why Choose Our Holistic Addiction Treatment Offerings 

At Massachusetts Center for Addiction, we offer a comprehensive range of addiction treatments that can be tailored to your unique journey. We offer various levels of partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment, along with complementary therapies, including dual diagnosis, medication-assisted treatment, art therapy, and holistic approaches like our Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness programs. 

Find Your Path to Recovery Today

If you or your loved one is struggling with addiction, we encourage you to contact the Massachusetts Center for Addiction to explore the benefits of holistic therapies in addiction recovery. Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness are effective complementary therapies that can be used to enhance your success. 

Contact the Massachusetts Center for Addiction at 844-486-0671 today for a free and confidential assessment.