Why a Holistic Approach to Recovery Works

When you are beginning to look at treatment options for recovery from whatever your addiction may be, you may be overwhelmed by the various options and programs available to you. Although many treatment centers and programs are focused and dedicated to your recovery, the difference is the path they use to get you there. One such program that may be of interest to you is the holistic approach to treatment. 

What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?

The holistic approach to addiction treatment broadens its focus to support and facilitate the health of your mind, body, and spirit during the course of your program. Many other treatment options focus solely on working to relieve physical symptoms caused by addiction. When you choose a holistic healing addiction program, your recovery will include healing all parts of you including spiritually, emotionally, and physically. 

What Will Happen at a Holistic Healing Center?

If you choose to begin recovery from your addiction at a holistic treatment center, the process is not unlike many other treatment centers. First, and foremost, you’ll go through a detoxification process with the aid of medicinal and holistic therapies to give you relief from the detox symptoms as you rid your body of all the toxins. Once the toxins are out of your body, you’ll be ready to start the recovery process, which similarly, includes individual counseling as well as group work and support. 

How will Healing my Mind, Body, and Spirit be addressed?

The benefits of the holistic approach to addiction treatment is that you will receive many wonderful therapies that address you as a whole person and not just parts of you. Healing of the mind occurs through counseling sessions, both individual and within groups. To heal your body, you’ll take part in light exercise as well as eating healthfully, along with other treatments that may be available. You may dedicate part of your days to spiritual healing by participating in the 12 step program as well yoga, meditation, or other various therapies available. 

Why Does Holistic Treatment Work?

By addressing all of your needs and offering complementary therapies such as yoga or meditation, you have a chance to heal in more ways than one, broadening your scope of satisfaction. Some people have a hard time with individual and/or group counseling because it can be tough on you mentally and emotionally. By providing other therapies designed to relieve stress and strengthen your body and spirit as well as your mind, you’ll be set up for success. 

If you need treatment for addiction and you want to heal not only your physical ailments but your mind, body, and spirit, then consider a holistic treatment center as your path to recovery today. 

N.A. "How Does Holistic Treatment Work?" The River Source. (Website). June 2015

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