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 to choose which one best suits your situation. You can opt for traditional or pharmacotherapeutic addiction treatment, holistic treatment, or a combination of both.
Traditional and pharmacotherapeutic approaches comprise individual and group therapy and medication-assisted treatment. So what is holistic addiction treatment?
In a nutshell, holistic addiction treatment comprises natural therapeutic tools that promote healing for the body, mind, and spirit. Holistic treatment practitioners believe 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, 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?
Many addiction treatment facilities offer holistic treatment as part of their overall treatment plan. When you talk with an admissions counselor, ask what types of addiction treatment are offered and what treatment philosophy the facility espouses. You can then work with the facility’s addiction specialists to determine which approach is best for you.