Admitting one is powerless over a substance is the first mental step in recovery and drives the first physical step in finding a treatment center.
With the different treatment modalities available, it can be difficult and confusing in choosing which one suits best for your situation. There is traditional or pharmacotherapies addiction treatment, as well a more holistic approach to addiction treatment.
Many ask “what is holistic addiction treatment?”
In a nutshell, holistic addiction treatment is based on self-discovery along with utilizing the tools that enable the body to begin a natural process of healing and recovery. Holistic practitioners adhere to the belief that the optimum method of detox is to minimize the introduction of any chemicals or medications to the body, and to embark on a period of cleansing which is achieved through healthy food, water, herbal supplementation and other non-evasive alternative treatment modalities. These modalities include but are not limited to meditation and Yoga, nutrition and exercise therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, acupuncture, Biofeedback, homeopathic therapy, massage therapy, hypnosis, acupressure, animal-assisted therapy, music therapy and more.
How do you know if and what holistic addiction treatment is best for your situation?
We believe in leaving that up to the professionals, but urge you to ask questions. Ask what types of addiction treatment are offered and ask what addiction philosophy of the facility is based around. There are a number of excellent rehab facilities that offer both traditional and holistic treatment modalities. We suggest working with the facility’s addiction specialists to determine which approach is best for you.
Whatever treatment is best for your situation – know that traditional or holistic recovery can offer you a life free of addiction and one that is happy, joyous and free